Netgear Orbi RBS850

Over the past few years, people have been adding more and more devices onto their network at home/office. Before their smartphones, tablets and laptops required web connection, but nowadays there is so much more than that. Things such as printers, smart TVs, robot vacuums, light bulbs, etc. also require Internet access to obey the command. You need to have a router that’s capable of handling so much traffic and also making sure of covering any leftover dead spot depending on the size of your house.

The mesh technology over the last decade has upgraded a lot and now they have come out with the Orbi Tri-band mesh router from Netgear along with its siblings that covers a strong bond between them and spreads the Wi-Fi all the way around your home. The speed they provide you with is extremely fast and totally uninterruptible. This Wi-Fi system is the latest incarnation of Wi-Fi technology with a whole lot of 3 add-on routers for customizable fitting in the area. The 2 of them can cover up to 5000 square feet distance and if you require more, 1 additional satellite will give you another 2500 square foot ground coverage. In this way, you gain internet access even sitting at the farthest corner of your building (the ground floor and the top floor too).

Ultra-fast Wi-Fi network

The Tri-band provides a powerful ultra-fast Wi-Fi network with the help of 5 GHz frequency on the outside network, plus another additional 5 GHz frequency on the inside (basically uses a back-hold network channel which communicates with the base and the satellite for moving the traffic back and forth).  This creates a lot more efficient Internet connection without any particular interference from other local devices in the area. The RBS850 signals feel like butter when you are using it on a daily basis for numerous devices as it is so smooth and avoids systematic buffering as well.

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If, by any chance, you are using an optical fiber cable supplied by your Internet service provider (ISP) the speed limits could reach up to 1 Gbps in your neighborhood which normally gives out 150 to 300 Mbps on a normal cable. The fiber cable sends the max amount of juice into your router to establish a dedicated Internet connection even in a congested area. All in all with speed and power this is a fantastic thing to have in your home as net service, especially when you are streaming 4K and 8k and playing online high-end games to get an immersive experience of the satellite 6 connection. I guarantee you will definitely feel the difference from your past experience.

Details of the Orbi Netgear RBS850 WI-FI 6 System Additional Sattelite.

The Orbi (Model Number- RBS850) supports the main Orbi router in terms of connection and Internet spreading. It weighs around 1.34 kgs and has a dimension of about 10 * 7.5 * 2.8 centimeters, manufactured from its mother company “Netgear” itself. The AX6000 Orbi Satellite consists of a powerful quad-core processor (5 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequencies bandwidth) which lays out a hassle-free Internet connection. The 6 System additional Orbi Satellite costs around 33,999 INR at www.amazon.in (ASIN- BO84BK86K1) which supports voice commands from Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well.

Although a single Orbi router can connect up to 3 satellites only at a time you won’t feel the difference, as the count for adding devices is plenty enough. The add-on is similarly constructed keeping in mind the design and structure of the main Orbi router and comes in a single color variant which is “White”. 8 ultra-performance internal antennas are constructed inside with similar 4 ports and 1 Ethernet connection port on the backside bottom.

The lights blink “Blue”, “Magenta”, “Amber” and “White” on multipurpose. Lastly, the “Sync” button is provided to establish a secure connection to the main router /app which provides a speed of up to 6 Gbps per data transfer opposite to the “Power” outlet port on either side of the device. For Technical Support contact customer service from Netgear on Netgear Product Support Hotline 1800-419-4543 on all working days (from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM excluding holidays).

Unboxing the Netgear Orbi Tri-band Mesh AX6000 Satellite

Comes with rough and tough packaging directly shipped by the company itself (no matter from where you purchase it online). Opening the box you will lay your hands on the pamphlets: Quick Start-up Guide, Product Manual, Warranty Booklet. Beneath that is kept the 1 big mesh satellite along with the power adapter (Normal Charging – 12V/3.5A). It comes with 2 different power prongs for your based country and an Ethernet cable for Internet connection as well.
You can attach the power jack to the power adapter easily by placing it on the head and stuffing it inside the hatch. The box itself comes with a ton of preloaded information, printed on his body for everyone to take a quick glance at before opening it. Buying the Orbi RBS850 Satellite now will get you a warranty of about 1 year plus 3 months of Technical Support for free.

Connecting the Orbi add-on RBS850 satellite with the main Orbi mesh router.

  • Before starting up make sure your Orbi satellite is placed closely with your main router and is receiving an uninterruptible power connection.
  • Now press the “Sync” button on the back of the router and you will notice that the LED ring light will light up.
  • Once the ring lights are up, it means the Orbi is ready to receive a connection from a satellite for the next 2 minutes.
  • This time tap the “Sync” button on the Orbi satellite, once the white light blinks it indicates synchronization.
  • Wait for 8 to 10 minutes until it the color changes to “Solid Amber” (Note: “Solid Magenta” means failed sync. Reason: far apart, various obstacles, mismanagement of time).
  • After that, if it displays a “Solid Blue” color it indicates a successful connection. Now you can place your router in your preferred location and get going with it.
  • To add more of these satellites repeat the process described above one at a time and regarding any issue visit community.net.com for further help.

FAQS

How to factory reset the Orbi AX6000 Mesh Satellite.

To reset the Orbi back to default is quite easy and common for all the other Orbi be devices as well. To progress with that, take the Orbi router and check if it is switched on or not. Use a pin to push and hold the reset button on the device unless and until the LED light on the router changes its color to “Solid Amber”. This process resets the satellites too and now your router settings are restored back to their default setting. Do keep in mind your SSID, password, customized personal settings, etc, all are being erased and you will need to preset them up from the beginning.

How to update/ check the firmware on the Netgear Orbi RBS850 Mesh Satellite?

The process to update firmware on any Orbi Satellite is globally universal and the same procedure is applicable to all the other satellites/ routers available out there in the market. Download the Orbi application on your device and Sign In, go to the “Menu” tab on the top left corner of the dashboard and click “Settings”. Visit “Router Settings” and roll down to check for updates. If available, the “Update Firmware” option will be visible and you can install the update by following the onscreen commands after that.

TROUBLESHOOTING

How to enable/ disable the Wi-Fi multimedia on the Netgear Orbi RBS850 6 Satellite?

The WMM quality service provides a soothing experience that works while watching videos online on a live platform. It mainly focuses light upon voice, videos, effects, and background music. To enable/ disable the option go to the Orbi network official site (www.orbilogin.com) and Log In. Type in “admin” as username and password as the one which you have set at the beginning of your router installation. Visit the “Advanced” tab and click “Advanced Settings”. The wireless setting window will open there you can enable/ disable the multimedia settings according to your GHz frequency preference. Tap the “Apply” button to retain settings.

How to enhance Internet connectivity using universal plug and play (UPnP) on the Orbi RBS850 Tri-band 6 System?

The UPnP aids gadgets to gain Internet access by discovering and registering services on other UPnP devices on the server (multiplayer games, speedy text, remote control, etc). To enable these services go to the official site and log in with a user ID and password. Visit the “Advanced” tab and click “Advanced Settings” and a page pops up. If “Turn UPnP on check box” seemed empty then the Orbi won’t allow any preferred gadget to secure access on the satellite.

To undo that click the “Type the advertisement period in minutes” option and wait. Now “Type the advertisement time to live in hops” option and go through onscreen instructions for connecting the prescribed devices. Press the “Apply” option and the UPnP will display UPnP port map table (this shows all current IP addresses of the device connected). Click the “Refresh” option to get new information about other devices.