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NETGEAR RBS50 Satellite Firmware Overview

The NETGEAR RBS50 Satellite Firmware is a peripheral device used for enhancing the performance of your Wi-Fi internet network. It is designed to work in collaboration with the Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System. It extends the Wi-Fi coverage in your home, ensuring that your internet connection stays strong and stable.


  1. High-speed Wi-Fi coverage of up to 2500 square feet and over 40 devices
  2. Compatibility with the Orbi WiFi 6 Mesh System
  3. A tri-band frequency system for better Wi-Fi coverage
  4. 11AX / Wi-Fi 6 support providing higher maximum data rates
  5. Availability of automatic firmware updates providing the latest enhancements


  • Model: NETGEAR RBS50 Satellite
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.7 x 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.93 lbs
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium-ion battery required
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Tri-band frequency system of 2.4GHz, 5GHz - 1, and 5GHz - 2 bands

Technologies used

  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, giving you higher maximum data rates, increased capacity, and improved power efficiency.
  • Backward-compatible with earlier Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11a/b /g and ac.
  • A tri-band frequency system (2.4GHz, 5GHz - 1, and 5GHz – 2 bands) to provide you with maximum Wi-Fi coverage.
  • Automatic firmware updates for hassle-free and timely updates.

Known Issues and Troubleshooting

  • You might experience compatibility issues if you do not use the device with its compatible Orbi Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System.
  • If you are experiencing signal strength issues, it is best to check your installation for any obstructions and proper placement away from metal surfaces which could hamper Wi-Fi signals.
  • If you have connectivity issues, try resetting your device and modem, verify proper cabling, and see if the issue persists.
  • Determine if the issue lies with your internet service provider.
  • In case of firmware update issues, ensure a stable internet connection and check for errors and issues in device drivers or with network cables.

Driver Information

The NETGEAR RBS50 Satellite Firmware includes an inbuilt driver provided with firmware updates developed and maintained by NETGEAR. This eliminates the need for a separate driver. In order to ensure smooth functioning of the device and to keep performance optimized, it is recommended to keep the firmware updated with regular firmware updates. Automatic updates can be enabled in the device’s settings if desired, and the latest firmware version number can be obtained on the NETGEAR website.