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Will wifi extender work with RBR40 mesh?

ydlazkov
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Will wifi extender work with RBR40 mesh?

I got RBR40 + 1 satellite setup in my house. But I think need a wifi extender to boost the wifi connectivity and speed at the area farthest from the mesh. From what I see to the videos and instructions, in order to connect the wifi extender, I need to click the WPS button on the router. But RBR40 doesn't have that button.

 

Will Netgear EX6150 wifi extender work with my RBR40?

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plemans
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Re: Will wifi extender work with RBR40 mesh?

orbi uses the sync button as a wps button.

With that being said, I wouldn't use an extender with orbi. it'll create a seperate ssid as well as orbi tries to dynamically move devices between devices/radios. An extender will add interference, a seperate ssid (half the point of orbi), and potentially drop connection because of orbi moving it around.  It'll work but I'd highly recommend buying a seperate satellite for the orbi so you keep your seamless integration, seamless roaming, and wireless backhaul. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.

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plemans
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Re: Will wifi extender work with RBR40 mesh?

orbi uses the sync button as a wps button.

With that being said, I wouldn't use an extender with orbi. it'll create a seperate ssid as well as orbi tries to dynamically move devices between devices/radios. An extender will add interference, a seperate ssid (half the point of orbi), and potentially drop connection because of orbi moving it around.  It'll work but I'd highly recommend buying a seperate satellite for the orbi so you keep your seamless integration, seamless roaming, and wireless backhaul. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
1.4gig download/50mbps upload
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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