The new Orbi Outdoor Satellite is an extension of Netgear's existing Orbi Home Wi-Fi System, which means you already have to be invested into the company's mesh network ecosystem. Like other Orbi products, the Orbi Outdoor Satellite shares the network name with the main Orbi router, which allows for seamless roaming from inside the home to outside the home without service interruption.
Given that the Orbi Outdoor Satellite is going to be exposed to the elements, it carries an IP56 rating for dust and water resistance, and can withstand sub-zero operating temperatures. It can be mounted either to a wall or on a stand to fit your network integration needs.
But most importantly, the Orbi Outdoor Satellites expands your outdoor network footprint by 2,500 square feet. You can add multiple units to further extend your reach, if you so desire.
“You want WiFi wherever you need it, when you need it, and it shouldn’t matter whether you’re inside or outside the home," said David Henry, SVP of Connected Home for Netgear. "It is frustrating to go into the garage or the backyard and to have your WiFi connection drop. By adding the Orbi Outdoor Satellite to your Orbi WiFi System, you’ll enlarge your WiFi coverage to reach the farthest corners of your property.”
Netgear's Orbi Outdoor Satellite (RBS50Y) is currently available in the U.S. with a price tag of $329.99.