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Adding a second orbi satellite

Hi guys.
I plan to add a second satellite and wanted to know if instead of just buying a satellite off Amazon as a single unit, could I get another dual pack (router +satellite) and just add the satellite to my existing system?
Mostly because the price for the pack is even lower than just buying the satellite alone. Crazy..

Thanks.
Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: Adding a second orbi satellite

Yes, you can use the satellite from the “dual pack” to expand your system with an extra satellite. But the router in the pack can’t be used as a satellite. 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Adding a second orbi satellite

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials.


@Elgreco3 wrote:
Hi guys.
I plan to add a second satellite and wanted to know if instead of just buying a satellite off Amazon as a single unit, could I get another dual pack (router +satellite) and just add the satellite to my existing system?
Mostly because the price for the pack is even lower than just buying the satellite alone. Crazy..

Thanks.




My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Adding a second orbi satellite

3 floors total.
Router in basement, first satellite in middle floor and now I want to add anither satellite upstairs.

Btw, plan to use the second satellite wired to the router because of the distance,
So I just want to buy another but if I can use the satellite from another combo, then it's cheaper.

That's all.
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@Elgreco3 wrote:
.............So I just want to buy another but if I can use the satellite from another combo, then it's cheaper.

That's all.

Yes, that is ok for sure. You just need to sync the satellite with the router by following the normal "add new satellite procedure"..

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Adding a second orbi satellite

You should be fine. Just make sure the distance between is good. Starting is 30 feet in between. Wired or wireless. 


@Elgreco3 wrote:
3 floors total.
Router in basement, first satellite in middle floor and now I want to add anither satellite upstairs.

Btw, plan to use the second satellite wired to the router because of the distance,
So I just want to buy another but if I can use the satellite from another combo, then it's cheaper.

That's all.

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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