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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: 10/100/1000
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 1132 additional devices
of which 94 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 394 additional devices
of which 286 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
Netgear Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y)QualcommQualcommQualcomm Atheros
Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS20)QualcommQualcommQualcomm Atheros
Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS20) Gen2QualcommQualcommQualcomm Atheros
Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS40)QualcommQualcommQualcomm Atheros
Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS50)QualcommQualcommQualcomm Atheros
Netgear Orbi Satellite (RBS50v2)
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