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Set up questions for a new Orbi RBR750 network

KWB99
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Set up questions for a new Orbi RBR750 network

I am attempting to set up my router and 3 satellites via the app. I have read the whole owners manual and the questions I have were not able to be answered in the manual and were derived from the app but not stated in the manual. I have 3 what I think are simple questions: 1) As I am setting it up the app indicates that I should avoid, fish tanks, metal shelves, other Wi-Fi devices and microwaves. I have a microwave and other WiFi devices what is the best distance that is safe from these to place router and Satellites? 2) the app also states to place router/satellites at table top height. How important is this? Our former router was placed on top of a 6.5 foot hutch on our first floor would this still be ok? 3) I would like to place my third satellite in my garage. It between my garage and the router I have 80% of a brick wall. Half of which is a brick fireplace. If I am unable to get the satellite to connect is it possible to run Ethernet between router and satellite? Thank you in advance for reviewing my questions and support me.
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@KWB99 wrote:
I am attempting to set up my router and 3 satellites via the app. I have read the whole owners manual and the questions I have were not able to be answered in the manual and were derived from the app but not stated in the manual. I have 3 what I think are simple questions: 1) As I am setting it up the app indicates that I should avoid, fish tanks, metal shelves, other Wi-Fi devices and microwaves. I have a microwave and other WiFi devices what is the best distance that is safe from these to place router and Satellites? < 6 feet or more distance.
2) the app also states to place router/satellites at table top height. How important is this? Our former router was placed on top of a 6.5 foot hutch on our first floor would this still be ok? <That's the starting or recommended height. Higher is ok as well. 
3) I would like to place my third satellite in my garage. It between my garage and the router I have 80% of a brick wall. Half of which is a brick fireplace. If I am unable to get the satellite to connect is it possible to run Ethernet between router and satellite? <Yes. https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy... 📡

 

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