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farmrt88
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Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

There is now a web page for the RBS 850 Add-on satelite along with a release date on Amazon... March 1, 2020

 

https://www.netgear.com/orbi/rbs850.aspx

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083YRSCM9?tag=price17562-20&ascsubtag=wtbs_5e2b09830be46f19d274e146&m=ATV...

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Awesome, thanks for letting us know. I'm sure everyone will be happy to get an add-on RBS. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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wififast
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Thanks. Will order!

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Chuck_M
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Horray!

 

Great info & will be ordering 2 x 

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, 3 x RBS850) (2xWired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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wififast
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Also noted that you can get NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System (RBK853) – Router with 2 Satellite Extenders | Coverage up to 7,500 sq. ft. and 60+ Devices | 11AX Mesh AX6000 WiFi (Up to 6Gbps) on Amzon right now.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082LZKYFL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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cue003
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

The 3 pack is pricey. Heck the 2 pack is pricey. Lol.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Yep. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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migsta
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

The statellite is pricey also.

 

What a joke, they have satellites but it won't be released untll March.  Does Netgear not realize that this is a mesh system which consists of more than router and 1 satellite for a lot of customers.  Why release a mesh system without having satellites available for it.

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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FarmerBob1
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

At that Amazon link at the bottom in the "suggestions" (on how they can take more of your money), the Linksys Velop pair is the same price as the Orbi pair. But the Orbi Satellite is cheaper than the Velop by $20. But it's cheaper . . . 

Sir ORBI: Defender, Protector and Provider of WiFi to the people . . .
My Setup: Calix 716GE-I R2 ONT (Gigabit Fiber ~940/940) > RBK853 > then to all corners of the kingdom . . . with tons of toys stashed all over . . . that m'Laird shant ever find.
" . . . it's not over until the Dragons are done strafing the lands and the Internet still works."
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FURRYe38
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Testing 2nd RBS differs from testing with the RBR and 1 RBS. They have to make sure 1 RBS works first before adding a 2nd. 

Sorry this doesn't meet your need requirements. Just have to wait for it. 

 


@migsta wrote:

The statellite is pricey also.

 

What a joke, they have satellites but it won't be released untll March.  Does Netgear not realize that this is a mesh system which consists of more than router and 1 satellite for a lot of customers.  Why release a mesh system without having satellites available for it.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
Message 10 of 21
TXSoxFan
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Any update on a release data for the stand alone units.  I was able to score a 2 pack (Router+Sat) for $100 off list but still need at least one more add-on.  Amazon says out of stock and netgear page lists no retailers.

 

Also, does anyone know what the price was prior to being OOS?  Hoping less than $400 otherwise I will just get the 3 pack for now.

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wififast
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Have only seen "Coming Soon" 

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farmrt88
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

$379.99 was the list price when it was available.  From personal experience, 1 ORBI RBS850 Wifi 6 Satelite works as well as 2 RBS50 Satelites in the same environment.

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TXSoxFan
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Thanks for the info.  Seems an odd price points that it would be $80 cheaper MSRP for a 3 pack than going the 2 plus an add-on, but maybe that is their intention.  Either way since I got my 2 pack for $599, it still works out slightly cheaper.

 

I will test with just 2, but right now I am running 4 in total including an outdoor one.  My fear with  just the two is that I'll lose connectivity on the patio, but time will tell.

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TXSoxFan
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

Update - I reached out to support and they couldn't tell me any additional info (not that I would trust anything she said after telling me to use a RBS50 instead).  Because there is a limited return window, no release date and the price point would only be a net $20 difference I cancelled the 2 pack and went with the 3 pack.  I am hopeful that 3 will be sufficient to cover the house and patio/backyard.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected. https://kb.netgear.com/000036466/How-far-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite-from-my-Orbi-router


@TXSoxFan wrote:

Update - I reached out to support and they couldn't tell me any additional info (not that I would trust anything she said after telling me to use a RBS50 instead).  Because there is a limited return window, no release date and the price point would only be a net $20 difference I cancelled the 2 pack and went with the 3 pack.  I am hopeful that 3 will be sufficient to cover the house and patio/backyard.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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charliedog
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

As satelites will apparently not be released soon enough and I am trying not to refund my ax6000 system, has anyone tried bying a second complete system and using the components as satelites.  I can not keep this system if my bsement remains uncovered. Thanks in advance

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wififast
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

I have contacted customer service multiple times with no luck. I preordered 2 add-ons at the end of March for my system. They have charged my credit card. When I call they promise me it will ship soon but still nothing.
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farmrt88
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

This worked for me previously, but only the RBS satellite unit from the second system will connect to your existing AX6000 system. The second system router unit can’t be used as a satellite, so you would have an extra unused router and 1 more satellite.
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wififast
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

How many satelites can you add to an RBR850. I have three satellites. Tried to all a 4th and had trouble

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FURRYe38
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Re: Release date for Add-on Orbi WiFi6 Satellite (RBS850)

 

Please continue to post here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-AX/How-many-RBS850-satellites-will-a-RBR850-router-support/td-...

 


@wififast wrote:

How many satelites can you add to an RBR850. I have three satellites. Tried to all a 4th and had trouble


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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