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Nighthawk Mesh for satellite sync to another satellite

bbats
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Nighthawk Mesh for satellite sync to another satellite

I have a Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System (model MK63S) I purchased about six months ago. Sometimes satellite "B" connects to satellite "A". Sometimes satellite "B" connects all the way back to the MR60 router (which is not desirable given heir distance apart).

 

I would like the syncing to work as follows:

       (router) <-> (satellite A) <-> (satellite B)

 

Does anyone know a way to force a satellite to sync to a specific device, or at least be able to put a preferred sync node in (similar to a route cost)? I see mechanism to do this in the web GUI or the iOS app.

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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk Mesh for satellite sync to another satellite

There isn't a way to force it. 

You can try turning down the broadcast strength to see if it'd help. 

Or making sure the router/satellites are all at least 30 ft apart. 

 

With the MK60 setup, if the 2nd satellite connects directly to the router, you'll have better performance than if it connect to the other satelilte. The dual band systems take a significant speed reduction when connected in a daisy chain setup because they don't have the dedicated wireless backhaul of the triband systems. so sometimes, even if the connection isn't as strong, the speeds are still faster. That could be why its switching between the 2 setups. 

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bbats
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Re: Nighthawk Mesh for satellite sync to another satellite

Thanks for the quick response. Based on your feedback, I may leave it as-is, or mess with the broadcast strength and test the signal / speed both ways. Satellite A is 20' from the router.  Satellite B is about 25' from Satellite A, and about 45' from the router, all in a straight line.

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plemans
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Re: Nighthawk Mesh for satellite sync to another satellite

You can always try test it. see what speeds it gets when setup with daisy chain and what speeds with the direct link. 

 

the systems dynamically decide which setup is better. I have no idea what algorithm they use but its been fairly useful  

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