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Will the Orbi WiFi 6 work on any Modem ?

Dear specialists & Netgear / networking enthusiasts,


I'm planning to buy a mesh-network solution to expand my WiFi to the 4th floor of my house and into the garden. Was looking for the Orbi RBK53 but this seems already a 3 years old device, right ? So I was then looking at the new WiFi6 RBK853.  But, I'm not sure if my Modem (standard from my internet provider (Telenet)) is able to work with this new one ? What should I check ? 


In my Modem settings, I can select 802.11bgn and 802.11anac (for 2.4 and 5 GHz band), so seems it's not ready for WiFi 6 ?


Or is the RBK53 still a valid model to purchase ? In Europe it costs about $500, so don't want to spend this if I'll need to upgrade again next year. 


Please advise.

Thanks in advance !


Greetings for Belgium, Europe.



Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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