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Adding a third satelite

Gizmoguycdn
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Adding a third satelite

I have an RBR50 router and two satellites. One is an RBD50 and the other is an RB50. I am getting connection issues with one side of the house and want to add a third Satelite. Should I buy an RB50 or an RBS50?
Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

RBK50 should have RBS 50s in the kit believe.

At any rate, RBS50 would be best suited....

 

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Gizmoguycdn
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Thank you for the reply. So what’s the difference between an RB50 and an RBS50 Satelite ?
Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Not sure. Could be a regional marketing thing. I presume the internal HW is probably the same. Maybe one of the forum moderators can chime in.

@DarrenM

 

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DarrenM
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Re: Adding a third satelite

It should be RBS50 all over the world.

 

DarrenM

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Gizmoguycdn
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Thank Darren, so I have an RBR50 with two Satelite RBS50. One of the Satelite is upstairs in my house. It has a weak connection with the router no matter where I place it and occasional would disconnect . Should I get another RBS50 to extend the range of the RbR50 to the upstairs Satelite ? Or should I buy a range extender and if so which range extender should I get?
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Have you tried enabling Daisy Chain with your two satellites?


@Gizmoguycdn wrote:
I have an RBR50 router and two satellites. One is an RBD50 and the other is an RB50. I am getting connection issues with one side of the house and want to add a third Satelite. Should I buy an RB50 or an RBS50?



 

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Gizmoguycdn
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Hi, how would I enable the two RBS50 to daisy chain? Though actually I don’t know if that would help as they are not close and there are some concrete walls separating them. I am interested to learn how to daisy chain in case I buy a third Satelite.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

https://kb.netgear.com/000048458/What-is-daisy-chain-and-how-does-it-work-with-my-Orbi-WiFi-System

 

If you have some concrete in the middle, this will be a factor. Building materials can effect signals. Especially on 5Ghz.

May need to move them close to each other.

 

Any chance of running CAT6 buried LAN cableing between buildings?

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Gizmoguycdn
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All are in the same house which has solid concrete walls. My router is in the living room , one Satelite is in the study room and the third is upstairs . It’s the one upstairs I have an occasional connectivity problem with. It is very difficult to run a cat5 from the main floor to the upstairs . So the only chances are either to add a third Satelite at the base of the stairs going to the upstairs which would manage to relay the router signal, or install a repeater . Not sure if I can program only the additional Satelite to daisy chain though?
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Gizmoguycdn
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Re: Adding a third satelite

Hi Darren, I read the article. It does not tell me how to configure the Orbi satellites to daisy chain. Is it automatic or do I manually have to configure it either to be in star or a daisy chain topology?
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

The Daisy Chain feature is found on the main routers UI under Advanced tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings. It's just a check mark to enable the feature. No configuration on the satellite needed.

 

I'm not Darren. Smiley Wink

 

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Gizmoguycdn
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Re: Adding a third satelite

 

Hi ,

Many thanbks for your reply. I have no idea where I saw "darren" and used it thinking it was your name, my apologies.

I just posted a related question on what to buy RBS50 or Nighhawk X4S rane extender to daisy chain to my satelite 2.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Adding a third satelite

I replied there too.

 

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