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Extending 2.4 ghz network to backyard

ryanho87
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Extending 2.4 ghz network to backyard

I recently purchased an RBK852 system for my new home and so far performance has been great.  The only issue I currently have is the router/satellites reaching two wifi plugs in the corner of my backyard.  I don't want to spend another $380 for an RBS850 satellite to extend range out there, so I'm wondering if there is a cheaper alternative to extending my 2.4ghz network out there.

 

  I have some old airport expresses from my previous setup.  Could one of those be used to create an access point for those plugs?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Extending 2.4 ghz network to backyard

Yes that could be used as a wired AP. I would have it's own SSID name and need to be on a far separated channel on 2.4Ghz. AE on channel 1 and RBR on channel 11. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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ryanho87
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Re: Extending 2.4 ghz network to backyard

Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried this earlier today, but the orbi router is actually able to provide a better signal than my AE wired up and sitting just outside my backdoor.  Are there any other products that I could use to extend my wifi range aside from another satellite?  I'd prefer wireless if possible.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Extending 2.4 ghz network to backyard

Not at the moment. RBS50Y outdoors RBS would be an option sometime down the road if and when NG decides to make that compatible with Orbi AX. No idea if or when that will happen. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)/RBK853 AP Mode v3.2.18.1
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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