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Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

HannoosH
Aspirant

WIFI 6 with RBK50

Will the current HW of RBK50 supports the Wifi-6 update that will happen end of the year, or there will be a new HW?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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schumaku
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

No way, much to different and much more enhanced technology and chipsets required for both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

If we are lucky we might see WPA-3.

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Blanca_O
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

Hi @HannoosH

 

It will be a different hardware. It is expected to be available in the second half of 2019. 

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50


@Blanca_O wrote:

Hi @HannoosH

 

It will be a different hardware. It is expected to be available in the second half of 2019. 

 


And it might be wise to wait a bit, for bugs to be squished, before shelling out any cash.

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My network DM200 -> MK93; R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> R7000P
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schumaku
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50


@michaelkenward wrote:


And it might be wise to wait a bit, for bugs to be squished, before shelling out any cash.


And it's worth checking the fine print - both Wi-Fi 6 platforms Netgear has deployed on the RAX80 (AX8) and the RAX120 (AX12) currently don't fully comply with the formal specs as of writing.

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harisadhu
Aspirant

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

Hello, 

 

What is the release data for WIFI6 with RBK50 ?

 

Thanks,
Hari 

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schumaku
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

Hi Hari,


@harisadhu wrote:

What is the release data for WIFI6 with RBK50 ?

No Wi-Fi 6 on the RBK50 - new hardware generation is required.

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harisadhu
Aspirant

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

I am actually planning to buy a most latest and greatest Orbi's mesh wifi Router. What do you recommend ?

 

Thanks,
Hari 

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Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50


@harisadhu wrote:

What do you recommend ?

 

 


Hard to tell with no idea of your needs, budget and circumstances.

 

Start here:

 

Best WiFi Router | Best Mesh WiFi System | Extended WiFi | Orbi by NETGEAR

 

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> MK93; R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> R7000P
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schumaku
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

The Wi-FI 6 Orbi had been announced earlier this year, but are not available in the stores yet. Should not be a long wait anymore.

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

Will probably be late this year or staring of next. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBKE963 and RBE973 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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schumaku
Guru

Re: WIFI 6 with RBK50

Expect to see the Wi-Fi 6 Orbi on closed Beta these days, unless some show stoppers show up it should not be much more than a few weeks.

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