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Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

mrchrisk
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Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

Hi, I have just purchased an Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) that I absolutely cannot connect to my Orbi Router (RBR750).

 

Please note that I have tried over 50x in probably all sorts of configurations (incl. the tips given here). I have factory-resetted both the Outdoor Satellite and the Router, and put them right next to each other in the same room, without any other satellites or anything else. 

 

No connection whatsoever, tried many times.

 

Are these models compatible after all??

 

I cannot update the firmware to the Orbi Outdoor Satellite without being able to connect it to WIFI.


Thanks for your help!!

Model: RBS50Y|High Performance AC3000 Outdoor WiFi Mesh Extender and Add-on Satellite
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plemans
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Re: Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

There's not currently an Orbi AX outdoor satellite. (sadly)

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->

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plemans
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Re: Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

The rbs50y is only compatible in extender mode. not orbi mode. 

did you switch it to extender mode? 

https://kb.netgear.com/000060131/How-do-I-set-up-my-Orbi-Outdoor-Satellite-in-Extender-Mode

 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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mrchrisk
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Re: Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

Many thanks, that's helpful to know! Well, had I known, I would not have purchased the Outdoor unit. I need satellites, not extenders...  too bad, but thank you

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plemans
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Re: Cannot connect Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) to Orbi Router (RBR750)

There's not currently an Orbi AX outdoor satellite. (sadly)

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->

View solution in original post

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