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ORBI RBK853 WiFi or ethernet connection of a satelite to the router?

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ORBI RBK853 WiFi or ethernet connection of a satelite to the router?

I need help before I buy an Orbi WiFi system to see if this will work in my house.

 

I presently have a WiFi Router in my computer room and an ethernet cable running about 50 feet to another room where I have a WiFi extender used for the other side of the house and with an entertainment system.

 

I am thinking of getting an Orbi RBK853 an I am not sure of the best setup.  I would like to place the Orbi Router where my present WiFi Router is.  I was then thinking of connecting the first satelite via the present ethernet cable in the other room and then the second satelite at the far end of the house by wireless connection.  My concern is that If I use a wireless connection to the first satelite in the room 50 ft away, that the signal loss and speed loss will be too great.

 

Questions:

1. Is a satelite placement 50 feet away too far for an acceptable wireless connection?

2. If not, can I connect the Orbi Router via ethernet cable to the first Orbi Satelite and then the second satelite elsewhere in the house via wireless connection.  Will this work or are there limitations?

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@pr5889 wrote:

I need help before I buy an Orbi WiFi system to see if this will work in my house.

 

I presently have a WiFi Router in my computer room and an ethernet cable running about 50 feet to another room where I have a WiFi extender used for the other side of the house and with an entertainment system.

 

I am thinking of getting an Orbi RBK853 an I am not sure of the best setup.  I would like to place the Orbi Router where my present WiFi Router is.  I was then thinking of connecting the first satelite via the present ethernet cable in the other room and then the second satelite at the far end of the house by wireless connection.  My concern is that If I use a wireless connection to the first satelite in the room 50 ft away, that the signal loss and speed loss will be too great.

 

Questions:

1. Is a satelite placement 50 feet away too far for an acceptable wireless connection? No, however building materials can impact good signal travel.

2. If not, can I connect the Orbi Router via ethernet cable to the first Orbi Satelite and then the second satelite elsewhere in the house via wireless connection? Yes. https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...


 

My Setup Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Mode Mode | ISP SparkLight | Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 v4.6.7.5(Router Mode), Wired BackhaulSwitches Netgear GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130), RBK853 v4.6.7.5(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.7.5, RBK50(v23), SXK30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v84), EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3 and WNHDE111


 


 


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