Reply

Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?

SwiftyD
Tutor

Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?

Hi all. In Singapore I purchased the Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) router with two satellites. In the next couple of weeks I will be moving to US. Should I be bringing the Orbi with me? Are wifi networks more or less the same across the globe? In case it is expected to work, regarding the power adapters, the ones I received in Singapore come a main body and with UK and EU plus inserts (but not adapters for the US). Are the US ones for sale separately?

Many thanks for your insights.

RBR850 with 2 RBS850 satellites
Message 1 of 5
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?

Netgear has set up a community forum specifically for the Orbi AX (WiFi 6) products. Most of the people who watch that forum are more likely to have experience with Orbi AX and know how to work it better than those of us who follow this "general Orbi" forum. Might be more likely to find someone who has a solution if the question is posted there:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-AX/bd-p/en-home-orbi-ax

Thank you.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBRE960(v.85) 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

Message 2 of 5
CrimpOn
Sage

Re: Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?


@SwiftyD wrote:

Are wifi networks more or less the same across the globe?


Yes. WiFi is standardized.  There are differences from region to region concerning power levels, available channels, etc.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=wifi+channels+wiki 

There is a paragraph explaining Singapore regulations which can be compared with US regulations.

2.4G WiFi channels 12 and 13 are allowed in Singapore, but not in the US.

There appear to be differences in the allowed 5G channels as well.

It might be worth taking a minute to see if the Region Code for your RBR850 can be changed to North America. The older Orbi could be changed fairly easily. I know nothing about the AX models in this regard.

 


@SwiftyD wrote:

 regarding the power adapters, the ones I received in Singapore come a main body and with UK and EU plus inserts (but not adapters for the US). Are the US ones for sale separately?


There are power supplies on Amazon that claim to work with the RBK853 model:

https://www.amazon.com/Charger-adapter-Netgear-A010101-A010201/dp/B07FCBDN1V/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=... 

The actual power supply you have is probably a universal model: 50-60Hz, 120-240volt. That would work in the US, but the issue is finding an insert that is compatible with it.

 

If someone would offer me 75% of what I paid for it, I would sell it and buy new when in the US.

I love my Orbi.
Message 3 of 5
SwiftyD
Tutor

Re: Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?

Thanks a million CrimpOn! I feel assured the Orbi will work in the US as well. Under the Advanced Wireless Settings I am able to change the region. Thanks for the link to the power adapters as well. Cheers!

RBR850 with 2 RBS850 satellites
Message 4 of 5
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi AX6000 (RBK853) purchased in Singapore. Now moving to the US. Will it work?

Be sure to visit the Orbi AX forum for your future orbi AX needs:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-AX/bd-p/en-home-orbi-ax

 

Good Luck

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBRE960(v.85) 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

Message 5 of 5
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 4 replies
  • 241 views
  • 1 kudo
  • 3 in conversation
Announcements

Orbi WiFi 6E