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Orbi-Pro in older house - Ideal placement?

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Orbi-Pro in older house - Ideal placement?

We have a house with very old walls that almost act like a faraday cage. As such, this is why Orbi is so appealing to us.

 

Would it make sense to place the Orbi sattelite on the 2nd floor or the first, as far away from the main Orbi base station as possible? 

 

What materials can block the signal and what makes Orbi unique in overcoming this issue?

 

Model: Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System AC3000 (SRK60)
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NaderA
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Re: Orbi-Pro in older house - Ideal placement?

Let me try to answer this in a couple of steps. so;

QWould it make sense to place the Orbi satellite on the 2nd floor or the first, as far away from the main Orbi base station as possible? 

A: in general it is a good practice to place the router next to your modem/gateway that you have from your provider on say the first floor (if that is where your gateway is located) and then place the satellite on the second floor almost in the middle of the area, since Orbi Pro is designed to provide omnidirectional coverage.

 

Q: What materials can block the signal and what makes Orbi unique in overcoming this issue?

A: Hopefully you don't have material like lead in your walls, in which case there is a bigger issue there 🙂 the uniqueness of Orbi Pro is the design of its antennae and the amplifiers that allows it to be positioned in any orientation and have a great connection between the router and satellite.

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Model: Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System AC3000 (SRK60)
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NaderA
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Re: Orbi-Pro in older house - Ideal placement?

Let me try to answer this in a couple of steps. so;

QWould it make sense to place the Orbi satellite on the 2nd floor or the first, as far away from the main Orbi base station as possible? 

A: in general it is a good practice to place the router next to your modem/gateway that you have from your provider on say the first floor (if that is where your gateway is located) and then place the satellite on the second floor almost in the middle of the area, since Orbi Pro is designed to provide omnidirectional coverage.

 

Q: What materials can block the signal and what makes Orbi unique in overcoming this issue?

A: Hopefully you don't have material like lead in your walls, in which case there is a bigger issue there 🙂 the uniqueness of Orbi Pro is the design of its antennae and the amplifiers that allows it to be positioned in any orientation and have a great connection between the router and satellite.

Model: Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System AC3000 (SRK60)
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