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Wifi 6E satellite with Wifi 6 router


Wifi 6E satellite with Wifi 6 router


I have the Orbi RBR850 router with some RBS850 satellites (all Wi-Fi 6). I need to add one more satellite to extend coverage to an extension of my house. Would one of the new WIFi 6E satellites work (Orbi RBSE960)? A friend has an extra, so it would be great if I could use it. Or do I need to stick with the 850 series?

Thank you!


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Re: Wifi 6E satellite with Wifi 6 router

Orbi 9 series is not compatible with Orbi AX series. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX30 Mode Mode  | Wifi Router RBK963 and RBK853 Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX3/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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Re: Wifi 6E satellite with Wifi 6 router

This web site is a community forum where customers discuss Netgear products, ask questions, offer suggestions, etc.  The only Netgear employees on the forum are moderators who maintain the forum itself.  Occasionally they do make suggestions, but their job is to keep the forum working.


Netgear Support is here: https://www.netgear.com/support/ 


@FURRYe38 has personal experience with both the 850 and 960 products and his answer is correct.  Satellites from the 850 and 960 product lines are not interchangable. Nothing can be "fixed".

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Re: Wifi 6E satellite with Wifi 6 router

ah, I see now.  A hidden link to an irrelevant link.  Shame, shame.

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