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Re: [Q] Force a device onto router or satellite

john-iv
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[Q] Force a device onto router or satellite

Orbi arrived today, setting it up.  Once I'm in the advanced setup I'm looking at admin / attached devices and see the devices connected to the router and those connected to the satellite.  A couple of my devices are in the same room as the satellite but are being erroneously coupled to the farther away router.  How can I force them onto the satellite?  Thanks -

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Re: [Q] Force a device onto router or satellite

hi generally restarting the sat and router a few times will sort this out , you also need to ensure the router and sat are at least 10 meters or about 40 to 50 feet apart and pref in different rooms 

 

pete

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Re: [Q] Force a device onto router or satellite

Following this since I have a similar issue.  Need to get the wifi analyzer out to 100% ensure that the router isn't the strongest signal (even though it's much further away), but simply moving the router and satellite further away didn't solve it. 

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if using some sort of wifi analyzer like inssider etc , what you want to see is -70db or above for the device at distance and -25 to 30db for the closest device 

 

the middle point between the router and say you should be reading about -50db for each transmission 

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