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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

axelrider
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Do all satellites link back to base?

Hi, if more than one satellite is used, does each one have to connect back to the base unit, or can one satellite daisy chain from another?

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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

hi guys

 

the answer is that at the present time all sats connect back to the router only , they do not at this stage communicate between each other

 

so at this stage the orbi is star topology

 

i believe it may be planned to run the orbi and its sat's in a true mesh type topology in the furure but not at this present time

 

this is usually not an issue if you can place the orbi router between the sat's as in

 

sat ------ router ------sat

 

pete

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ChristineT
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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

Hello Axelrider!

 

Thank you for your question and welcome to the community!

 

At this time, the Orbi kit only includes the Router and one (1) satellite.  Orbi WiFi System can support up to three (3) satellites. Additional satellites will be available for purchase in due course. I encourage you to submit this idea on our Home Networking Ideas Exchange forum and vote for this idea. The more votes, the more likely the feature will get implemented.

 

We would love to hear any additional feedback you have about Orbi and how you like it! 

 

Best Regards,

ChristineT

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axelrider
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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

Hi ChristineT,

Thanks for the reply, however it didn't really answer the question. Please let me know if using more that one sattelite does satellite 2 or 3 connect to the base unit, or can they be "daisy changed" to extend range.

Thanks

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th3w01f
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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

I would also like to know the answer to this question.  In my configuration the main router is at the edge of the house and the 1st satellite is about 50' towards the middle.  If I add another satellite it will be about 50' further out from the 1st satellite so communication back to the router will have to hop though the 1st satellite or work at more than 100’ from the router. 

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DarrenM
Sr. NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

They all link back up to the base but this would be a good suggestion to put in the Idea exchange board.

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

DarrenM

 

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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

hi guys

 

the answer is that at the present time all sats connect back to the router only , they do not at this stage communicate between each other

 

so at this stage the orbi is star topology

 

i believe it may be planned to run the orbi and its sat's in a true mesh type topology in the furure but not at this present time

 

this is usually not an issue if you can place the orbi router between the sat's as in

 

sat ------ router ------sat

 

pete

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tsvisser
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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

This is unacceptable.  The reason that I purchased this system was some implied mesh topology.  That plus not having ethernet based wired backhaul is a problem, but more so the mesh topology.  I purchased this setup rather than a Meraki or Eero system to be able to extend the netweork further than a single hop from my router (which is at the extreme edge of my network - not flexible in placement).

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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

unfortunatly it is what it is for now , when and if it gets mesh topology only the dev team can say , but you might want to have a read of the losses incured in mesh type systems

 

smallnetbuilder have a nice write up on mesh and losses incured

 

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/33020-mesh-wi-fi-mashup

 

pete

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Re: Do all satellites link back to base?


@tsvisser wrote:

This is unacceptable.  The reason that I purchased this system was some implied mesh topology. 


i do however agree that this statement on the web site implies its mesh

 

Finally, Mesh Done Right

Orbi can grow as you need it with seamless connectivity between devices and Orbi units. Orbi’s Tri-band WiFi System allows your devices to move between bands and other Orbi units without needing to reconnect. Every inch of your home will be covered in a blazing fast network giving you Better WiFi. Everywhere.

 

plus it implies that the client devices dont disconnect which at this stage is also incorrect

 

the above statement should be removed from the orbi web site at this stage

 

pete

 

 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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jgreene120
Aspirant

Re: Do all satellites link back to base?


Sat --- base --- Sat or can this be used now as

base --- Sat--- Sat
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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: Do all satellites link back to base?

When the Orbi product was released in 2016 "Daisy Chain" connection of satellites was not supported.  That feature was implemented YEARS ago.

 

(sometimes message threads from seven years ago are not longer useful.)

 

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