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Cannot find Orbi RBK53 with RBSv2 satellites to buy

althea
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Cannot find Orbi RBK53 with RBSv2 satellites to buy

I'm looking to purchase an Orbi RBK53 system. I notice there is now an RBS53v2 (version 2) so I figured if I should buy that one since it's the latest. I can find nowhere that sells this system that specifically lists the satellites as being V2. Does anyone know where to purchase this?

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Cannot find Orbi RBK53 with RBSv2 satellites to buy

Might contact NG support to see.

@Blanca_O 

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Re: Cannot find Orbi RBK53 with RBSv2 satellites to buy


@althea wrote:

I'm looking to purchase an Orbi RBK53 system. I notice there is now an RBS53v2 (version 2) so I figured if I should buy that one since it's the latest.


Source, reference, ... ?  The RBK53 is a kit of three devices, one RBR50, two RBS50. As such, there is no RBS53.

 

Netgear misleadingly announced "Orbi with Wi-Fi 6 is expected to be available on the Orbi RBK50 series in the second half of 2019."[1], and of course the media picked up and stated "Wi-Fi 6 wireless compatibility will be introduced to Netgear’s RBK50 series of hardware later in 2019. No word on when, or if, the other Mesh products will pick up the upgrade."[2]. Somehow I doubt that existing hardware will be upgradeable to Wi-Fi 6. "Netgear’s Orbi mesh router system is one of our picks for the best wireless routers money can buy, and it’s set to get a lot better, with the company announcing at CES 2019 that it will be releasing a new version of the Orbi RBK50 series with some seriously upgraded features." [3] That sounds more resonable, and that might lead to a v2 product line (and many unhappy customers).

 

Is this what you are talking of?

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althea
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Re: Cannot find Orbi RBK53 with RBSv2 satellites to buy

Thank you. Yes, I meant the RBS50v2 (not RBS53v2).
You can see it mentioned here:
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_Orbi_Devices
and talked about here:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Does-the-RBS50v2-satellite-work-well-with-RBR50v1-router-and/t...
and seen here:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.router-reset.com/reset-manuals/Netgear/Orbi-Satellite-RBS50v2%3famp...
It popped a few times when I was searching for the RBK53 setup..
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