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R9000 X-10 in the basement: beat antennae orientation?

alokeprasad
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R9000 X-10 in the basement: beat antennae orientation?

For various reasons having to do with the wiring in the house, I have to locate the X-10 in the basement, with 2 floors of my house directly above it.

 

Whats the best way to orient the 4 antennae on the X-10 so that the primary direction of the broadcast is in the vertical up direction?

 

Thanks.

Aloke

 

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.104
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Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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JamesGL
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Re: R9000 X-10 in the basement: beat antennae orientation?

Hi alokeprasad,

 

Please check this KB article and see if that helps.

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1032/~/picking-best-location-for-antennas?cid=wmt_netg...

 

JamesGL

Community Team

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alokeprasad
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Re: R9000 X-10 in the basement: beat antennae orientation?

Unfortunately, it doesn't. 

It tells me about the best location (in the house) to place the X-10. Not so much about the angles to place the 4 antennas on the X-10.

 

I am limited to placing the X-10 in the basement (unless I re-do the cat-5 wiring over 3 floors, which I am unable to do at this time).

So, the devices it connects to (and does the beam-forming) are on 2 floors above the router.

 

Is there something like the following information about the X-10?

 

Linksys antennae orientation (http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=138847).

[Note: I am replacing my WRT1900 with the X-10]

Orbi RBK50v2 ver 2.7.2.104
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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R9000 X-10 in the basement: beat antennae orientation?

There are different ways to move the orientation of the antenna.

Best approach is try move it until the desired result was achieved.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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