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Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

fanzai
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Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

Hello,

 

I made a mesh network with the new RBK853 WiFi6. I need to install an additional satellite. What are the various options compatible and available?

 

Thanks so much.

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BiGMERF
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Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

from what i seen and researched only the rbs 850 can be used wirelessly and to maintain backhual function... For a whopping $380 bucks.. you can wire connect with a prev gen rbs50 but loose backhual 

 

for some crazy reason ( money grab?) Netgear did not make it backwards compatible unlike others like Linksys who did make their MX10 compatible with previous nodes... I know its frustrating

 

Im hugely happy with my Orbo 852 but im in my return window for another 3 weeks and between no parental controls and limited expansion options... makes me want to return her

Century Link FIber 1 GiG. Action c3000A in Transparent bridge mode. Orbi AX6000 in router mode
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Chuck_M
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Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

 

Hello,

 

I made a mesh network with the new RBK853 WiFi6. I need to install an additional satellite. What are the various options compatible and available?

 

Thanks so much.


You can use RBS-50's -- but only if the satellites are hard wired back to the router.  The wireless backhaul is not compatible.

 

If you are able to install hard wired, they work just fine (but without the AX functionality).

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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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fanzai
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Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

Thank you for the replies.
I don’t really need AX in that zone of my house. I just need a stable signal when i am in those rooms. That’s why i was asking for a compatible solution (also cheaper than AX6000 satellite).
All my satellite are wired with the router: could you please link me the product you are talking about? Thank you
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FURRYe38
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Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

You can try a EAX80 and see if this will connect for you. They are about $250. I know my EX7500 and 7700s do but those are AC extenders.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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BiGMERF
Apprentice

Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

Then go the wire route. Other than that it’s going to have to be spending 400
Century Link FIber 1 GiG. Action c3000A in Transparent bridge mode. Orbi AX6000 in router mode
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fanzai
Aspirant

Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

So also Netgear Nighthawk EAX20 WiFi6 should be fine. Right? I will always have an only SSID mesh network?
Thank you
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Extend existing ORBI RBK853 Wifi mesh network

Yes. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RAXE50 and R8500(v.158) Router Mode | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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