RBS50

Includes:

  • One (1) Orbi Satellite (RBS50)
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Availability

Since this product is advertised on Netgear, this model is currently being manufactured.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps

Warning

This is classified as a “Low-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

2.2.1.210 (2018-10-03)

New feature and enhancements:

  • Support for Orbi Voice
  • Orbi Outdoor Satellite support in Europe & Australia
  • Stability & performance related bug fixes

Bug Fixes:

  • Bug fixes for Ethernet backhaul

2.1.4.16 (2018-07-04)

  • Fixes issues with the Apple HomeKit connectivity
  • Fixes the wireless crash and reboot issue when the router is under stress
  • Fixes the WiFi disconnection and IOT issue
  • Fixes the guest isolation issue for multicast and broadcast traffic between the main host and guest
  • Fixes the Ethernet backhaul boot-sequence issue
  • Updates the OpenVPN certificate from MD5 to SHA-256

2.1.4.10 (2018-04-24)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where Orbi app displays a “Router Not Setup” message and requests the user to setup their Orbi router again even though the user already completed the Orbi router installation.

Known Issue:

  • When user has two or more Orbi satellites connected to Orbi router using Ethernet backhaul connection, an Orbi satellite might not connect to the Orbi router after the firmware update. A workaround solution is to reboot the Orbi router and then wait for 2 –5 minutes.

2.1.3.4 (2018-04-02)

  • Fixes issues where Internet access is not available on some devices, but available on others.
  • Fixes an issue where Satellites get disconnected from Router.
  • Provides protection for the MDNS packet flood issue.
  • Addresses an issue where websites set to unmanaged are unreachable.
  • Multiple other connectivity & RF improvements.

2.0.1.4 (2018-02-14)

  • Fixes a memory leak on the Orbi Satellite (RBS50).

2.1.2.18 (2018-01-17)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Support for Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue which causes high CPU on Orbi routers.
  • Fixes the issue where the attached devices do not display correctly on the Attached Devices page.
  • Fixes a WiFi issue if the WiFi password contains special characters,
  • Fixes the issue where the satellite sometimes are shown as disconnected on Attached Devices Page.

2.1.1.16 (2017-12-19)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where connected devices do not display on the Attached Devices page.
  • Fixes the issue where connected devices on the Attached Devices page do not displays the correct Orbi that they’re connected to.
  • Fixes the issue where the CPU usage is high when the Orbi in AP mode.

2.1.1.12 (2017-12-05)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Circle with Disney parental controls
  • Supports Ethernet backhaul
  • Shows the satellite backhaul status and backhaul connection quality on the Attached Devices page
  • Supports renaming the satellite on the Attached Devices page

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the WPA2 Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) vulnerability
  • Fixes the issue where remote access can’t be enabled using the genie app after factory resetting the Orbi

2.0.0.74 (2017-09-22)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports daisy-chain topology, which allows Orbi satellites to connect to other satellites or to the router.
  • Updated the Speedtest API to provide in-progress data.
  • Updated the Attached Device page in the UI with the following changes:
  • Shows device type
  • Shows connected Orbi and band
  • Allows connected device and Orbi satellite renaming
  • Supports radio transmit power control.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes a bug when the main SSID contains a space.
  • Fixes a bug where the genie remote reboot command might trigger a system factory reset.
  • Fixes a bug where genie remote access fails when the Orbi system is in AP mode.
  • Fixed security vulnerabilities.

1.12.0.18 (2017-07-11)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports ReadySHARE Printer for Orbi devices that are equipped with a USB port
  • Updated the OrbiOS API to v3.14

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the iOS disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the Dropcam disconnection issue.
  • Fixes the convergence issue when an Ethernet connected device moves from one Orbi to another.
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t find the Orbi router if the router is using IPv6 and is in AP mode.
  • Fixes the issue where the Orbi app can’t display more than 20 connected devices.
  • Fixes the issue where the installation assistant might not display if the device is connected to the Orbi network wirelessly.
  • Fixes the issue where the 2.4 GHz backhaul setting is disabled if the fronthaul MU-MIMO and TxBF is disabled.
  • Fixes the issue where IPv6 devices on the guest network can access the Orbi router’s web GUI.

Includes security fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:

  • PSV-2016-0133, PSV-2017-0607, PSV-2017-0615, PSV-2017-0736, PSV-2017-2190

1.11.0.20 (2017-06-25)

  • Fixes wireless performance issues on RBR40 related SKUs (includes RBK40, RBK43, RBK30).

1.10.1.2 (2017-05-22)

  • Fixed few bugs.

1.9.1.12 (2017-05-01)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improves the firmware upgrade process.
  • Continuous improvement in wireless connection stability

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes bugs and security issues.

1.8.0.6 (2017-03-15)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Korea wireless region

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes bugs and security issues.

1.5.0.12 (2017-02-23)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports VLAN and bridging on the Orbi router.
  • Supports IGMP proxy.
  • Allows users to enable or disable the “Allow guests to see each other and access my local network” feature in AP mode.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes bugs and security issues.

Improvements:

  • Improves the firmware update process.

1.4.0.34 (2017-01-04)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Support for Genie remote.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some minor bugs.

1.4.0.18 (2016-12-12)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the add-on satellite sync issue.
  • Supports the NETGEAR Orbi app.

1.4.0.16 (2016-12-02)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Guest WiFi network.
  • WiFi signal broadcast scheduling.
  • Add-on Orbi satellite installation flow in GUI.
  • Wireless region support for Japan.
  • Internet speed test via Ookla SpeedTest.
  • Improves band steering.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes connectivity issue with Xbox and iOS devices.
  • Fixes some security issues.
  • Fixes Orbi online firmware upgrade issue.
  • Fixes Orbi satellite’s manual firmware update issue.
  • Fixes GUI display issues in Attached Devices and Access Control pages.

1.3.0.26 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Europe and Australia wireless regions.

1.3.0.12 (2016-12-13)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Canada and China wireless regions.
  • Optimizes the 5 GHz backhaul RTS threshold to improve the wireless performance.
  • Supports OpenVPN.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the issue in which some devices display as “unknown” in the Attached Devices page.
  • Fixed the issue in which IPV6 port 80 and 443 closes by default.
  • Fixed the GUI language for China.
  • Fixed the issue in which wireless devices display as “wired” in the Attached Devices page.
  • Corrected the DNS configure issue when Parental Controls is enabled.
  • Fixed the firmware auto update fail issue when multiple satellites are updated.

1.2.0.6 (2016-11-28)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improved Wi-Fi clients connectivity in a very noise environment.
  • Put USB port into inactive state for future improvement.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed IPv6 IOT issue with Comcast network.
  • Fixed the issue where the firmware automatically upgrades.

1.1.0.16 (2016-11-28)

  • Initial Release