Quick tech specs
- performance WiFi coverage outdoors
- Works with your existing router to extend coverage outside by up to 2,500 sq. ft.
- Stream seamlessly as you move from indoors to outdoors with one WiFi name for all your connected devices
- Weather-resistant,IP66 rating keeps you connected outdoors,rain or shine
- Award-winning tri-band mesh WiFi technology provides the fastest internet speeds available
- Orbi Outdoor WiFi Mesh Extender can be used indoors and outdoors
Know your gear
Stay connected outdoors, rain or shine with the only weather-resistant outdoor Wi-Fi mesh system. Extend Wi-Fi coverage to every corner of your backyard (up to an extra 2,500 square feet) with this add-on Orbi Outdoor Satellite. Enjoy uninterrupted video streaming on your mobile devices or blast away music to the speakers in your backyard.
NETGEAR Orbi Outdoor WiFi Range Extender (RBS50Y) is rated 3.13 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A now-former customer from Awful customer service This is a good product, but the customer service is awful. If you misplace a small part, they won't help you once your 90 day warranty is up. Phone support refused to help me after escalating my request internally. I've never seen a less responsive company, particularly when they still are selling the very same product. I'd never buy a Netgear product again.
Date published: 2022-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by P Helm from Easy & It Works Easy to Install and Works Great. Using it as an extender to a Linksys Wireless Router. Wish it was all Netgear, but had the Wireless Router first and it still works fine.
Date published: 2022-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by TWCC from Not worth the money Defective product. Difficult to configure. Too expensive for what it does
Date published: 2022-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by W. Swetlow from Install quirk, but works great The setup and startup was easy. Almost too easy. I used all of the auto guided setups and it attached and started working without a problem. I thought, it automatically names itself the same as your network and at that point I could no longer communicate with the unit. So I restarted and did the process manually and named it as an extension, which then worked without a problem. I attached to my starlink network and not an Orbi one that can be managed by Orbi. Other than that it works great. Have about a 200' bubble around my house and shop now
Date published: 2022-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Not compatible w/ AX4200 from Does not work with my Orbi AX4200 It did not work with my Orbi AX4200, I was told it would and when I called again for assistance, I was advised it was not compatible .
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by N17Kev from Great product but not waterproof This is a great product but suddenly stopped working, when I took the Orbi down it was full of water. The IP66 water proofing is not adequate for this product and it is now out of guarantee.. Shame because I loved the product Expensive to replace.
Date published: 2022-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lj from Love Orbi! Excellent! Super easy setup and wow nice expansion for my internet
Date published: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad from As advertised Easy set up and works outside perfectly
Date published: 2020-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lydia from Excellent outdoor range extender amazing difference in speed re Ring system. installation was excellent, not difficult (but not fast). I'm in area with many trees and shrubs and building material interference. this thing's a beast, can now use iPad anywhere, Ring camera responsiveness super fast too
Date published: 2020-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speedster from Great piece of kit! I've been running this unit on my deck to feed my wireless solar powered tree mounted cameras on our 5 acre property and can see deer out by our creek thanks to the connectivity.
Date published: 2020-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mz.Liz66 from Does not fit in my outdoor receptacle! WiFi is pretty good but had to place this indoors because the power cord did not fit into the existing outdoor receptical. I was NOT going to call an electrician.
Date published: 2020-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaBa from Smart connect not Smart at all My network map: RAX200 tri-band router + Oribi Outdoor tri-band extender + EAX80 DUAL-band extender. The Orbi Outdoor requires channel > 100 for stable backdoor connection. BUT, When using "SmartConnect", the RAX200 constantly switches between channel 44 and 153 as backdoor channel for Orbi Outdoor ==> Poor connection. The EAX and Oribi Outdoor constantly decides to take output channel of the other as its input channel ==> Two extenders "short-circut" connect to each other without the data transmitted from the RAX200 router ==> Drop connection all the time. There should be a firmware upgrade to make "Smart"connect becomes smart ==> Should have a way to distinguish "Extender" device and have a fixed backdoor channel for them depend on the requirement of the Extender.
Date published: 2020-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by EdwardBellamy from Doesn't work Be careful buying this. It doesn't work with the NETGEAR - Orbi AX6000 Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 System (2-pack). Netgear support told me that the outdoor satellite is still under development for the 6000. It works fine, as far as I understand from support, with less powerful Orbis. Netgear really does need to make this distinction in how it markets the outdoor satellite system. Very dishonest marketing. Instead, I was faced with sitting online for over three hours to hear some dude tell me that it doesn't connect with the 6000. Jesus. Do they think I'm stupid. Had they marketed the device properly, I never would have purchased it.
Date published: 2020-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Russwi from Not compatible with any Wifi 6 system I bought this to use with an existing Orbi Wifi Mesh system. It will not work with any Wifi 6 router including Orbi Mesh 6 system. It took me 2 calls to Netgear to get help before the tech noted that it would not work with any Wifi 6 router.
Date published: 2020-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JVCIV from Does not work with Orbi 6 mesh The rating is based on my desire to use it with an Orbi 6 mesh system. I just bought a RBK 852 System up and Running and bought the AC3000 (RBS50Y as an outdoor satellite for my back yard. FYI, These are not compatable and I am on customer suevice right now returning it. The AC 3000 or RBS50Y does not work with any router.
Date published: 2020-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie91 from Not work with RAX200 router when SmartConnect On I currently use only RAX200 router (AX, OFDMA, MU-MIMO on for all Channels, and this Orbi in Extender mode. I can pair these two and It will work for me for some unpredictable amount of time. But when it drops, it require to manually reset both devices. When I turn off this Orbi and use RAX200 only, I can have stable connections for weeks. But when this Orbi turns on, more than half devices can't load data even they see the signal was strong)
Date published: 2020-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgeIV from Works great as an Extender. The reason I didn't give 5 star was that I got it to be used as a satellite to my RBR850 but it turns out that it won't connect and it's a known issue. After managing to upgrade the firmware I was able to get it connected as an Extender. Its working great but you have no real way of monitoring it without having to get into the Extender itself. It's still worth it.
Date published: 2020-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by drwebber from Wifi 6 Mesh It's very disappointing that this product that is called and an ORBI Mesh outdoor yet it doesn't work with y WIFI6 Mesh ORBI. $600 Mesh system with $300 outdoor extender...More like paperweight. Are there plans to update the firmware to make it work???
Date published: 2021-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by George from WiFi coverage problem solved! I have a 2300 square foot home on approximately 5 acres with DSL internet service from CenturyLink. I was using the CenturyLink 2082 wireless modem/router and the WiFi signal would not reach into one end of our home. I also needed internet coverage in a metal covered barn located about 150 feet from the house. After researching the different available MESH internet router systems, I choose the Netgear Orbi AC3000 RBK53S with a router and 2 satellites and the Orbi Outdoor Satellite RBS50Y. I had some reservations due to reading some of the reviews detailing installation difficulties and dropped connections between the router and satellites. When I installed the system, I used the Orbi Login online installation method and not the mobile app. I also kept the Orbi router and the 3 satellites close to my computer until everything was set up. I connected the satellite to the CenturyLink 2082 modem with the provided Ethernet cable and turned it on. After startup was complete, I connected my computer to it through WiFi and started the the Orbi LogIn program which detected the Orbi Router. I then powered on 1 of the AC3000 satellites and it synced to the router successfully. I then powered on the 2nd AC 3000 satellite and it did not sync successfully. After 2 more tries by powering it off and then on, it synced successfully. I then checked the firmware versions on the router and the 2 satellites and they were up to date for all units out of the box. I then powered on the Orbi Outdoor satellite. It took 4 tries of powering off and powering on before it booted and I then used the sync function in Orbi Login to sync it to the router. I then checked the firmware version and it needed to be updated. However, the Orbi Login program could not complete the automatic update. I had downloaded the newest firmware to my computer in anticipation of updating the firmware manually and the process was accomplished without incident. I then completed the setup for the Orbi system with the Orbi Login program. At that point, I connected all of our devices to the new Orbi WiFi network and turned off auto-join for the CenturyLink 2082. I then moved the CenturyLink 2082 and the Orbi router to a location as close to the center of our home as possible and powered them on. I then moved the 1st satellite to the far end of the house, powered it on, it synced with the router and displayed a blue light that indicated a strong connection. I then moved the 2nd satellite to the opposite end of the house, which is closest to the barn, powered it on, it synced with the router and displayed a blue light that indicated a strong connection. Lastly, I moved the Orbi Outdoor satellite to the barn knowing that if it was placed outside of the barn it would probably be unable to send a strong signal through the metal the barn is covered with. Instead, I placed it inside the barn next to a door that faces the house and that has a window in it. I powered it on, it synced and displayed a blue light which indicated a strong signal. When I checked the Wifi coverage, I now have a strong signal everywhere in the house and throughout the 48x48 foot barn. To my surprise, I also have a strong signal outside as far away as 250 feet from the house and barn. The WiFi speed has been impressive and much better than the CenturyLink 2082 router. The system was installed a week ago and it has been absolutely reliable with no issues. In short, I am extremely pleased with the Netgear Orbi AC3000 system!
Date published: 2020-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by theodore jekums from orbi outdoor expansion mesh wifi it was easy to install and works very well to improve my signal to my casita 40 ft from my main house.
Date published: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joshua from does not work it would be an extremely nice product but it does not work with wifi 6!!!!! should make one that is and can plug an ethernet cord in as well for best wifi outside
Date published: 2020-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Russwi from Won’t work with WiFi 6 This will not work with any Wifi6 router including the Orbi products. It will not work as a satellite or extender. My gripe was that it did not say this in the product description and it took 3 hours on the phone and 4 Netgear techs before I found this out. Now there are more sources saying this on line, but they weren’t there when I bought the product. Returning it now.
Date published: 2020-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spheltem from Device great, too many conflicting instructions Had it paired per the enclosed instructions, but would not appear in the app. App instructions were slightly different. Not sure what I did, but after walking away for a few hours and clearing my head, it paired right up.
Date published: 2020-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bevotk from Excellent! I now have a strong wireless signal throughout my home and back yard, the exact outcome I wanted.
Date published: 2020-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by D Carter from Easy set up I have FiOS so I set up my Orbi using the extended mode. Instructions were extremely easy, and it connected to my WiFi immediately. Once connected you will no longer see the Netgear_Ext WiFi link, it will return you to your WiFi settings. Upon connecting you get a message which says you are successfully connected, however when I looked on my phone’s WiFi settings I was expecting to still see the Orbi WiFi settings but it was no longer there, so I thought I was not connected. I was a little confused, so I contacted support who confirmed I was actually connected. I placed the Orbi Satellite on the back of my house and I am now able to receive WiFi in my backyard well over 100’. I hooked up my Ring on my shed and have had service without interruption since. I did notice I am not able to receive WiFi in the front of my house although I don’t really care about that, but it makes me think the Orbi can not transmit through several walls.
Date published: 2020-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by budude from full coverage If you have an Orbi mesh, this is a must have addition. Compatible with both the Orbi home and Pro, it provides excellent coverage in the outside area. The device is heavy duty weather resistant connections. It comes with solid mounting hardware and a long power cord.
Date published: 2020-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richard DuBeau from Outdoor Expansion Took 2hrs on the phone with tech support to tell me its not comparable with my Orbi Router - had to change the mode in the device to enable connectivity with Orbi router - not what i was expecting
Date published: 2020-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by twhardin from Excellent product. Well worth the money. A little more expensive than other extenders out there, but is well worth it. Integrated in with my Linksys router with no issues. Has already been through 100+ degree heat, rain, snow, and 2-degree winter. So, I would say it is weather resistant. Easy mount on the wall.
Date published: 2021-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoRJ45 from Huge Problem / no way to connect I have very thick walls and need to run an ethernet line to the extender... no such luck on this one :( Not good. No RJ45 :(
Date published: 2021-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by David C. from The Netgear Orbi made WiFI possible I have had a cable internet connection for several years with Time/Warner (now Spectrum). The signal from the Spectrum router was too weak to reach from one end of my house to the other (only 1300 square feet with wooden construction). Even with a LinkSys router, I could not depend on WiFi connections. The Orbi Home Mesh WiFi made wireless connections possible from one end of the house to the other. I just added an outdoor expansion to allow me to monitor my Generac back-up generator through a WiFi app. I needed very helpful Netgear support to complete my installation, but the support was accessible, courteous and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2020-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJustin from Decent, but no Ethernet backhaul I bought this on the mistaken assumption that this outdoor extender would have an ethernet backhaul option like the other Orbi satellites that I have. I was mistaken. Only wireless backhaul, which significantly limits placement options. I had even had an ethernet cable run to the intended outdoor location for this unit, only to find out that there's no ethernet port! I strongly suggest that Netgear add an Ethernet port to provide for a consistent experience across Orbi satellites and extenders.
Date published: 2020-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ikkyo711 from As Expected The RBS50Y was delivered as expected. If it had PoE that would have been nice then a person could have hooked up devices at a remote location to get a WiFi signal instead thinking about obstructions
Date published: 2020-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jose from Orbi. Outdoor satellite This has been an amazing addition to our Orbi home system. Now we can be way out there in the garden and have strong, fast, and reliable WiFi signal, not only for apps and music, but also for safety thru WiFi calling as our wireless providers don’t have strong enough signals in our area and we used to miss may calls. Thank you Netgear / Orbi!
Date published: 2020-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Txrrguy from Worked great... for a year. Worked great until last week. Died and figured out weather “resistant” case was full of water. Emptied and dried out but still dead. No longer available Netgear obviously wants you to upgrade to their new system.
Date published: 2021-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evan Thomas from Orbi Pro network I purchased the Netgear Orby PRO— router and Wi-Fi mesh was originally two satellites and one main router since then I have upgraded and added two more satellites one for Our barn and one for the shed/pool house. The pool house shed is a bit farther away from any of the other satélites and can fall off link but I found this outdoor unit to put in between and sets under the pergola outback roughly midway between the shed and the house about 120 feet and it connects and allows the back haul data and has not lost signal since. I have about 3.5 acres and I cover it all with wifi. And the air bridges with net gear and the insight management makes it super easy to set up and see what is happening. Even helps you track down people because their watch shows up on which satellite they are closes too. Overall I am super happy with my net gear set up we even purchased a 4 bay net gear NAS for cloud storage
Date published: 2021-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rkhp from Very Disappointed I have used an Orbi mesh system for a while a my lake house. I decided to add an orbi pro system outdoor orbi to my new barndominium. It has been a struggle. No telling how many hours I’ve spent trying to make it all functional. I’ve spent hours on the phone with tech support also. We would get everything working but then in a few days devices were dropping again. My Sonos system is not working well with it either. I do have a router from my isp but most homes do. I’ve disabled WiFi on my isp router and put my orbi router in ap mode per tech support. It’s a 30x50 area with partial upstairs. I have 3 satellites not counting the orbi outdoor. Should be plenty of coverage but still dropping! The orbi outdoor does not even want to connect. Wish I would have known this would be an issue!
Date published: 2021-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joel Keiser from Great product! This was a great addition to my current network. Had some issues getting Wi-Fi in my back yard. This unit was easy to install and covers all the area that I need. I would recommend this unit if you are looking for something that can extend your current network outside. Very Happy!
Date published: 2021-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheila A from Perfect for nest cameras!! I have several Bluebird nest boxes scattered around my 5 acres with Blink Outdoor cameras in them. Was consistently getting poor to no wifi signal in order to view. Added this Orbi outdoor satellite to my system and have fantastic coverage now!!
Date published: 2021-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary Bruins from Greatly improved reception I placed a ring camera on a shed that is on the edge of our property and quite a distance from our home. With the Orbi I get great reception and serves as a wildlife camera as well as a security camera. Last night caught picture of two deer and two capotes.
Date published: 2021-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nimo716 from Easy setup for seamless all over connectivity I was able to set this extender up and install it in 10 minutes. The mesh extender does a great job extending my network to my backyard and patio.
Date published: 2021-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lauren0424 from DISAPPOINTED -FALSE INFO - not compatible w/wifi6 I bought this earlier this year along with Orbi Mesh wifi6 for my whole house. I planned to use the outdoor to extend service to our barn. The original webpage said it was compatible with all Orbi mesh but has since been updated to reflect that it is not compatible with the Wifi6. This update came too late. I spend ~$300 for a useless device and at least $1000 of my time trying to get it to work. The initial call with support told me it should work and gave me all the steps I was supposed to take to get it to connect. FAIL. After wasting many hours, a second support call revealed that it will never work! :(
Date published: 2021-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ruegs from Won't work as a satellite on a WiFi 6 Orbi System This is intended to help inform others who are considering the purchase of this outdoor satellite of having trouble joining it to and existing Orbi system. There are a number of support posts regarding problems with this device joining existing Orbi networks as a satellite (as opposed to an extender. I've just spent hours trying to get this to work and on the phone with Netgear support. I have an Orbi RBS850 router and the last tech support person I talked with just informed me there is no way the RBS50Y will work on a WiFi 6 network as a satellite. He indicated the RBS50Y is a WiFi 5 device and could only work as an extender on a WiFi 6 network. Assuming this information is true, then shame on Netgear for not making this crystal clear - the company's website says it works with any Orbi WiFi mesh system and that is not true unless you want it to work in extender mode. I am returning the product.
Date published: 2021-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mightyt from Disappointed ... Wanted it to work I bought this Outdoor Orbi in July to connect as a third satellite on my RBR50 Orbi Mesh. Connected and worked fine for months. Now 5 months later it disconnects, and I cannot seem to get it connected again. It just flashes white and never goes to solid white to sync. Tried factory reset, bringing it in the room with the router and even factory reset the entire mesh. The other two satellites connected fine. Not the Outdoor Orbi.
Date published: 2021-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jakeandaubrey from Terrible Customer Support Do not buy NETGEAR products. I have emailed at least a half dozen times, left poor reviews on follow up surveys, and attempted to get support on the phone repeatedly. I’m a 42 year old IT professional and have never experienced suck poor technical support from a manufacturer.
Date published: 2021-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobES3 from Works better than expected in extender mode Getting a satisfying and very useful signal across a rural road. 200ft.+ distance.
Date published: 2021-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swerra from Just what I needed. Easy to set up and sync to my Orbi system. Bridges the gap in coverage between my buildings perfectly.
Date published: 2021-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lil Stevie from NETGEAR Mesh WiFi Range Extender It works as advertised. My backyard coverage is excellent.
Date published: 2021-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kmay from Triple-check compatibility before buying Doesn't work with many Orbi systems, but the instructions/manual don't clarify that. The customer support guy on chat was a jerk about it, too, so I don't have a high opinion of Orbi/Netgear right now. Returned it for a refund.
Date published: 2021-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Orbiguy23 from Awesome device. Just don’t get it wet Rocks for performance and distance. Not so great at the outdoor part. I’ve had to move it undercover as I’ve lost two of these devices to water intrusion. My advise is to caulk the top to keep the water out.
Date published: 2021-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by dean weber from wifi issues it appears to be a well made unit. for me right now it does have the desired effect. i have a metal building beside the house and i know that is the problem just having trouble finding the right location for this outdoor unit
Date published: 2021-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Triac from Form factor needs improvement Functionally, it works great and was easy to add to the Orbi network (I'm using it as a satellite. The only gripe I have is the form factor. It was more designed for setting it outside versus mounting it outside (mounting is possible with the included bracket). I would have liked a more industrial design for wall mounting and an internal power supply.
Date published: 2021-12-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by JHendo from Not a true extender of wifi It did nothing to extend my wifi to the outside devices.
Date published: 2022-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomas498 from Extremely poor company description Will not work, as it is incompatible with WiFi 6, even while stating it’ll work with all Orbi routers (a bald face lie! Went to Best Buy to order a new mesh WiFi 6 system to update our lodge, pool and RV area. Bought the AX4200, and this, which states it is compatible with all Orbi systems. That, however, is a bald face lie. It will only work with WiFi 5 and below. It will not work with any WiFi 6 systems. Unmitigated disaster on Netgear’s part! Why would you upgrade to provide WiFi 6 mesh network, and not upgrade your outdoor satellite as well?!?! This has soured me on Netgear, do not buy in intended to use with WiFi 6.
Date published: 2022-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nonenone from Compatibility Very disappointed that it didn’t work with my Orbi rbr750 in Orbi mode or as an extender.!I really need an outdoor satellite!!! Please make one!!!
Date published: 2022-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by kittyhawksurf from Not Compatible Called NETGEAR. They advise I purchase this with a Orbi 960 package. They are not computable. Only took 3 calls to NETGEAR and hours of work.
Date published: 2022-06-01T00:00:00-04:00