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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

sundonald
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Cheap extension for RBK853?

I recently bought RBK853 (RBR850 and 2x RBS850). I'm very satisfied with the system, however I still have a dead spot in the bedroom with almost no signal. 

I think it is a bit expensive to buy another RBS850 just for my bedroom. Is there any cheaper solution how I can extend the range? It does not have to be the same speed for this room. I've been looking at the wall plug RBW30, but it seems like it is not supported?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet or more is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.

 

The RBW isn't compatible with Orbi AX. EX are however:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-AX/RBK-852-New-Firmware-Version-V3-2-16-6-1-4-4/m-p/1965770/hi...

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FURRYe38
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet or more is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.

 

The RBW isn't compatible with Orbi AX. EX are however:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-AX/RBK-852-New-Firmware-Version-V3-2-16-6-1-4-4/m-p/1965770/hi...

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sundonald
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

https://ibb.co/GQgM6hJ 

 

Thank you for the help. I did not know about the EX model - that might be a good option..

My home is 170m2 that should be about 1830 Ft.. The big problem is mostly due to the many walls and long hallway to the bedroom. I have attached a drawing of the home and placed the location of the RBR and RBS.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)?

Seems like the RBS could be placed down farther from the RBR. 

 

 

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sundonald
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

In straight line it might be under 25ft from RBR to the RBS in the hallway, but there is 2 walls between that makes it tough. I already tried to move the RBS a few meters longer, but then it is unable to make connection. I think buying the EX might be my soloution
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FURRYe38
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

Ok, something to try out...

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sundonald
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Re: Cheap extension for RBK853?

Do you know if all the EX models works with Orbi AX8? And how about EAX extenders? (eax15)
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FURRYe38
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