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Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS50)

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Netgear Orbi Satellite RBS50
Availability: new

FCC approval date: 23 August 2016
(Est.) release date: 01 November 2016
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $250
Country of manuf.: China

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Type: wireless router

FCC ID: PY316200341

Power: 12 VDC, 3.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm IPQ4019 (710 MHz, 4 cores)
FLA1: 32 MiB
33,554,432 B
262,144 Kib
32,768 KiB
256 Mib
0.0313 GiB
(Winbond W25Q256FVFG)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Brand? Model?)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm IPQ4019
WI1 chip2: Qualcomm IPQ4019
WI1 802dot11 protocols: abgn+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Qualcomm IPQ4019
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8075
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4


Additional chips
2.4GHz WLAN Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SKY2623L;;2;
5GHz WLAN Power Amplifier Module;RFMD;RFPA5542;;2;
5GHz Backhaul Power Amplifier Module;RFMD;RFPA5542;;4;
Bluetooth 4.1 SoC;Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR);CSR8811;;1;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth LE

Default SSID: ORBI50 (1 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1173 additional devices
of which 99 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 408 additional devices
of which 297 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm.
For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.

1733Mbps - 4-stream 802.11ac backhaul (433Mbps per stream),
866Mbps - 2-stream 802.11ac device (433Mbps per stream),
400Mbps - QAM-256 2.4GHz channel = 3000 Mbps class

Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Satellite
802.11ac Two-Stream Wave2 WiFi plus Dedicated Quad-Stream Wireless Backhaul

Product page  • Support page

Identical to the Netgear Orbi Router (RBR50) except all four ethernet ports are for LAN.

  • Netgear Orbi Kit (RBK50): Orbi Router (RBR50) + Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
  • Netgear Orbi Kit (RBK53): Orbi Router (RBR50) + 2x Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
Setup GUI available at when connected via Wi-Fi.

Product features[edit]

  • Dedicated four stream 802.11ac wireless backhaul
  • 4 GB of flash is claimed by Netgear


Forum threads[edit]

Mentions that the stock firmware is a variant of OpenWRT

See also[edit]

Qualcomm IPQ4019 (Dakota) 2x 2T2R, QCA9984 (Cascade) 4T4R AC
Qualcomm IPQ4019 (Dakota) 2x 2T2R, QCA9984 (Cascade) 4T4R AC