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Adjusting signal strength per satellite

AndyKnight
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Adjusting signal strength per satellite

Is there a way to adjust the signla strength per satellite from telnet etc?

I would like my rbr40 to be set at one signal strength and my 2 plugin satellites (rbw30's) to be set at a higher strength.  Is this possible?

Model: RBK33| Orbi Plug-In WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

Having this would probably mess with way the mesh system works. You can adjust the power levels on the router I believe. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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st_shaw
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

This feature is not available on Orbi, which is a bit disappointing, because adjusting individual AP power levels is standard practice for optimizing roaming performance.  Other managed APs, such as Unifi, have this capability. I supposed it's due to NETGEAR's design goal of keeping things simple to configure, which sometimes involves compromises.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

I presume since this is a MESH system that some features like that are not compatible which could make the MESH system not work right. NG probably chooses to ensure the MESH system works well and lets the system handle everything. Any changes more than this could effect how it all works. Also roaming is mostly handled by the cllient devices and there algorythms as well. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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AndyKnight
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

The reason I'm asking is because I've had to compromise on where I place the router and satellites so it would be handy to be able to tune the signal strengths of the fronthaul networks on each of the mesh components.
Model: RBK33| Orbi Plug-In WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

Placement and the signal levels would be handled by the system automatically and where the connections are done by the client devices as well. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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st_shaw
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite


@FURRYe38 wrote:

Placement and the signal levels would be handled by the system automatically and where the connections are done by the client devices as well. 

As @AndyKnight indicated, there is often a need to adjust the client radio power of each Orbi AP individually, to achive good coverage without excessive overlap.  Overlap causes difficulties with roaming.  

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

Is this maybe something thats already being handled by the system itself? 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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st_shaw
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite


@FURRYe38 wrote:

Is this maybe something thats already being handled by the system itself? 


There is no indication that it is being handled. Everything indicates it is not being handled. Properly adjusting the client radio AP power automatically would require input from the coverage area, and there is no physical way for the system to get that.  There is also no precedent for this (that I am aware of) among any other competing systems.

 

I think the system could theroetically adjust the power on the backhaul though.

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Adjusting signal strength per satellite

I presume anything is possible. 

 

I presume for simplistic reasons and development, NG might not offer this feature...maybe. Would have to ask them. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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