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NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi® Satellite

Range-extending satellite for Orbi router (model RBS50)

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Maybe you already have an Orbi router, but you've moved to a larger home. Or perhaps you want to extend your wireless network to a detached garage. If you need fast, seamless extension of your Wi-Fi coverage, the Orbi Satellite will get the job done.

Need a little extra Wi-Fi® coverage? Add an Orbi Sattelite and you'll get a lot

Need a little extra Wi-Fi® coverage? Add an Orbi Satellite and you'll get a lot.

Extend your existing Wi-Fi coverage

Maybe you already have an Orbi router, but you've moved to a larger home. Or perhaps you want to extend your wireless network to a detached garage. If you need fast, seamless extension of your Wi-Fi coverage, the Orbi Satellite will get the job done.

The satellite repeats and boosts the signal from the router, so you can add another 2,000 feet of range to your wireless coverage. Router and satellite use a single Wi-Fi name (SSID) so you experience seamless connectivity as you roam throughout the house.

And it's nice to look at

Routers and modems can be so boxy, right? NETGEAR designed the Orbi modules with stylish looks that help them blend into your home's decor. The router and satellite match, each sporting a sleek, rounded, upright design that's not intrusive or clunky. It's state of the art inside and out.

Product Highlights:

  • powerful Orbi satellite adds up to 2,000 square feet of coverage to your Wi-Fi® network
  • preconfigured for fast, easy setup with your existing Orbi network
  • uses same SSID name as your Orbi router for seamless Wi-Fi throughout your home or business
  • high-performance amplified internal antennas
  • 4 Ethernet ports for wired connections (10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit)
  • free NETGEAR Orbi app available for Apple® and Android™ devices
  • AC3000 Wi-Fi (400 + 867 + 1733 Mbps)
    • up to 400 Mbps on 802.11n band
    • up to 1733 Mbps on first 802.11ac band
    • up to 867 Mbps on second 802.11ac band
  • powerful quad-core 710MHz processor delivers high-performance connectivity
  • beamforming boosts speed, reliability and range of Wi-Fi connection
  • 6-11/16"W x 8-15/16"H x 3-1/8"D
  • weight: 1.96 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Orbi satellite (RBS50)
  • AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cords)
  • Quick Start Guide
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Add-On Orbi Satellite: The Orbi satellite is part of NETGEAR's Orbi expandable WiFi system. Add-on this satellite to your existing Orbi WiFi system to expand your WFi coverage an additional 2,000 sq. ft.

Note: The Orbi satellite requires either the Orbi router or the Orbi system kit (both sold separately).

ISP Compatibility: Unlike some WiFi systems, Orbi works with your existing gateway or modem and Internet service provider right out of the box. You won't need to change your current equipment to use the Orbi WiFi Home System. Orbi uses a single WiFi name (SSID) and with just a couple of clicks, your secure WiFi network will be ready in no time.

  • If your gateway or modem has router functionality, when you set up the Orbi network, choose AP mode and turn off your existing gateway or modem's WiFi to improve performance.
  • If your gateway or modem does not have router functionality, when you set up the Orbi network, select router mode and turn off your existing gateway or modem's WiFi to improve performance.
Note: After your existing WiFi is disabled, you can use that WiFi network name for your Orbi network.

One Network Name: Orbi provides a single WiFi network for your entire house. With Orbi, you have one network name and password, and you don't need to change networks as you move around your home. In contrast, extenders work by repeating the WiFi signal of your router to other parts of your house. As a result, with an extender, you have two different WiFi networks to connect to - one for your router and another for your range extender. That means you need to reconnect based on where you are in your home. Orbi creates a single high speed network that gives your entire home complete coverage. Orbi dynamically optimizes your connections for you without having to reconnect.

Tri-Band WiFi: Orbi uses tri-band WiFi to keep your Internet running at maximum speeds, no matter how many devices connect. The tri-band WiFi that powers Orbi includes a dedicated 1.7Gbps 5GHz band solely for extending Internet speeds to Orbi satellites (941AC3KSAT, sold separately). This enables the other two WiFi bands to be dedicated to all connected devices across an entire home. Tri-band WiFi ensures that your Orbi WiFi System provides both reliable WiFi coverage and maximum Internet speed throughout your home.

  • up to 400 Mbps on 802.11n band
  • up to 1733 Mbps on first 802.11ac band
  • up to 867 Mbps on second 802.11ac band
Note: In contrast, range extenders do not offer tri-band WiFi. Extenders increase the range of your router by receiving and retransmitting your data using the same radio and channel, essentially transmitting your data twice. Retransmission can reduce by half the data available to you in the far corners of a large home. While extenders are a simple and cost-effective way to boost router signals, the lower data rate and second network are less effective for large homes with high-data users.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Orbi satellite is fitted with 4 Ethernet LAN ports to connect home networking equipment, such as a NAS storage system, TV, gaming console, etc..

NETGEAR Genie App: For advanced configuration and management, the NETGEAR Genie App for Apple iOS 7.0+ (iPod touch/iPhone)/Apple iOS 7.0+ (iPhone) , Android OS 2.3+, Windows PC (Vista-up) and Mac (OS 10.6-up) may be used. The Genie App lets you easily monitor, connect & control your home network from a Windows PC, Mac computer/laptop, Apple iOS device, or Android smartphone/tablet. Easily manage router features like Live Parental Controls, Internet traffic meter, speed test, and more.

Alexa Commands: When you enable your NETGEAR Orbi system to work with Alexa, you can use voice commands to configure your router's settings. You can also ask Alexa to send your network credentials to your Alexa app, which makes accessing your credentials more convenient while still keeping your information secure. The following Alex  commands are supported -

  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to enable the guest network
  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to disable the guest network
  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to reboot my router
  • Alexa, ask NETGEAR to send me my WiFi settings
Note:
  • Before you enable your NETGEAR router to work with Alexa, you must download the NETGEAR genie app, create a remote access account, and register your router with your remote access account.
  • There are two ways to enable your NETGEAR router to work with Amazon Alexa. You can use the command "Alexa, enable the NETGEAR skill," or you can manually link the NETGEAR skill to your Alexa app.

Placement: The Orbi router should be positioned near your modem, while the Orbi satellite (sold separately) should be placed in the middle of your home. If you are using more than one Orbi satellite, place the Orbi router in the middle of your home with the satellites placed in separate locations.

Firmware Updates: Click here for the latest firmware updates.

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Why did you buy this?

I want to add it to my Orbi AC3000 system. [ JOSEPH  Mar 02, 2018 ]
To extend wifi outside in our gazebo [ DAVID  Jan 14, 2018 ]
I bought the original set from you and ity is fantastic. I want to expand my network and need this satellite unit. [ D  Sep 02, 2017 ]
The initial ORBI configuration of Router and 1 Satellite was not sufficient for my oddly shaped home. I wanted full coverage on the other wing of the house. Crutchfield made it possible [ Clyde  Dec 31, 2016 ]
i want to extend my current range in my home [ P  Dec 23, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

i only received one [ Robert  Jun 21, 2017 ]
When you order a satellite for the ORBI you get just one object. You will still need a base unit. Initially, I purchased a base unit and a satellite. I found that due to the configuration of my house, I needed a third unit, so I ordered the additional satellite from Crutchfield. Easy to install, Everything about the ORBI is easy. [ Clyde  Jun 18, 2017 ]
This is just one, it's called a satellite, you need to purchase NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi® System (RBK50) (router and satellite) if you need an extra then you buy a single satellite [ Patricia  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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