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No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

I've recently purchased the RBK50 pack (AC3000 Router [RBR50] + Satellite [RBS50])

 

I would like to get 1-2 additional RBS50 Satellites but I can't see anywhere on the Netgear site, or through usual retailers, that the RBS50 Satellites are sold seperately in Australia?

 

All I see are the RBS50Y Outdoor, or RBS50's on eBay that are more expensive than my original RBK50 pack and seem to come from overseas!

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Re: No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

Check Amazon? 


@AnthonyBe wrote:

I've recently purchased the RBK50 pack (AC3000 Router [RBR50] + Satellite [RBS50])

 

I would like to get 1-2 additional RBS50 Satellites but I can't see anywhere on the Netgear site, or through usual retailers, that the RBS50 Satellites are sold seperately in Australia?

 

All I see are the RBS50Y Outdoor, or RBS50's on eBay that are more expensive than my original RBK50 pack and seem to come from overseas!


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

Amazon, eBay, JB, HN, etc etc etc. All same.

 

The fact that there isn't even anything listed on the Netgear website is the biggest worry however.

 

So, hoping to hear from someone that can confirm whether the RBS50 Satellite is officially available seperately.

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I found RBS sold separate on Amazon. 


@Blanca_O 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

I'm not saying they aren't available *at all*.

I'm saying that it is odd that Netgear does not advertise an actual stand-alone RBS50 stand-alone product (or multi-pack) to extend the RBK50 starter pack.

And yet, there *are* stand-alone RBS50s for sale on eBay (mostly from overseas) and Amazon (all from non-mainstream stores) at what I would class as extremely high prices (>AUD$500) for a single unit.

 

So if Netgear doesn't advertise a stand-alone RBS50, where are these coming from? And why mostly from overseas and at high price?

 

It feels like either some weird unbundling, or selling of refurb units, or something.

 

So, I'll say it again, it would be great to hear from a Netgear rep as to what the official position on availability of expansion products for the RBK50 package, beyond the RBS50Y Outdoor unit. Specifically, is there an official RBS50 single unit, and/or multi unit, package.

 

 

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I have the same concerns. I tried to ask Netgear via Facebook but they just kept sending me dodgy Amazon links for high prices.
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So are we meant to buy the RBS40 as the satellite for the RBK50 system in Australia now? That doesn’t really make sense to me. Can anyone from Netgear confirm? Strange we can get the AC3000 outdoor unit but not the indoor one??
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Re: No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

The response I received from Netgear via Twitter from (at)NetgearHelp on 1st May 2019 was:

 

Hello Anthony - Thanks for reaching out. At this time we don't have details on stock availability for an RBS50 in Australia. Please feel free to check back with us in the future

 

So.. quite disappinting and a baffling marketing and product release strategy in Australia for a premium product in the Netgear range.

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Definitely disappointing and baffling. Seems a very odd marketing decision to sell the RBK50 kit but no matching indoor satellite? Doesn’t appear they’re selling the RBK53 with the router plus two satellites either.
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Hey man, it does seem they have them on their site, but as u said it is sold by amazon. I just got orbi's yesterday from bestbuy, what i ended up doing was getting the 3gig two pack and a 2.2gig 3 pack. Leaves me with an additional router, but from what i read online u can use the additional router if u hook it up by ethernet to the main router. The price difference between buying one alone and getting another two pack in the US is around $50, so it really doesnt make sense to just get one alone, might as well get the two pack and find a way to use that second router. Just in case, the router cannot be turned into a satellite, you have to do the above. I just took down the Velop mesh system and im liking this more- seems more steady internet push than Velop.

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Re: No RBS50 Internal Satellite sold seperately?

Yes the 2nd RBR can only work as a router or be configured for AP mode and wired to the main host router. 

 

30 feet is recommended in between main host router and RBS's to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.

 

Glad it's all working for you. Enjoy. Smiley Wink


@alateralus88 wrote:

Hey man, it does seem they have them on their site, but as u said it is sold by amazon. I just got orbi's yesterday from bestbuy, what i ended up doing was getting the 3gig two pack and a 2.2gig 3 pack. Leaves me with an additional router, but from what i read online u can use the additional router if u hook it up by ethernet to the main router. The price difference between buying one alone and getting another two pack in the US is around $50, so it really doesnt make sense to just get one alone, might as well get the two pack and find a way to use that second router. Just in case, the router cannot be turned into a satellite, you have to do the above. I just took down the Velop mesh system and im liking this more- seems more steady internet push than Velop.


 

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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