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Orbi RBR40 Satellite devices

Can I add netgear satellite devices other than the RBS20 to extend the mesh system tied to my Orbi RBR40?  I currently have 2 RBS20’s along with the RBR40, but was interested in adding one or two more satellite devices to further extend the coverage and wasn’t sure if I had options other than the Orbi RBS units or Orbi RBW units.

Model: RBS40|Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Add-on Satellite
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Re: Orbi RBR40 Satellite devices

the orbi satellites are compatible with all the systems. the only difference is the RBR50 system has a wider backhaul but since you have the RBR40, it'll be fine. 

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP
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Re: Orbi RBR40 Satellite devices

Thanks for your response.  Is it also possible to use other Netgear equipment (not necessarily Orbi), such as the NETGEAR Nighthawk® AC2200 X4 WiFi Mesh Extender (EX7300-100NAS)?

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Re: Orbi RBR40 Satellite devices

Others have reporting using EX8000 series with orbi. There was a problem found by one user that his EX8 series would no longer connect to Orbi. NG have him a beta. I found this issue as well with my EX7700 series. A beta FW file fix the EX7700. I don't know if older model EX will exhibit the same issue or will be compatible. So far EX7 and 8 series are. 


@Zmann24 wrote:

Thanks for your response.  Is it also possible to use other Netgear equipment (not necessarily Orbi), such as the NETGEAR Nighthawk® AC2200 X4 WiFi Mesh Extender (EX7300-100NAS)?


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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