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Re: Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

Crg1
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Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

Strictly based on cost - I see RBK50 (Router and Satellite) on Amazon for $292.99. But I see JUST the satellite for $224.98.

 

Doesn't make sense just to purchase a satellite only for that price - since I can use two additional satellites it makes better sense to buy another RBK50 and use the Router as a satellite.

 

Also...just to be clear - I think it's crazy to charge $224 for just the satellite!!

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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blacksnoopy
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Re: Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

you can sell it and buy velop instead, it's a best choice
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DarrenM
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Re: Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

No the router can not be used as a satellite.

 

DarrenM

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Mass2479
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I have an RBR40

My first question is, Is this and older version? because I can't find this version I only see RBR50.  Second question is can I connect a satellite with ethernet ports to my RBR40 and if so which one? and if I can add a satellite with ethernet ports will my device get faster service if I plug  directly into the satellite like plugging directly into the router?

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Ulairi
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@Mass2479 wrote:

I have an RBR40

My first question is, Is this and older version? because I can't find this version I only see RBR50.  Second question is can I connect a satellite with ethernet ports to my RBR40 and if so which one? and if I can add a satellite with ethernet ports will my device get faster service if I plug  directly into the satellite like plugging directly into the router?


You probably want the RBS40.  This has 4 Ethernet ports on the Satellite.  Indeed, the RBK40 is the kit that contains a RBR40 Router and a RBS40 satellite.

 

The RSB30 is the wall plug satellite and does not have any Ethernet nor USB ports.

 

The newly released RBS20 is a satellite with 2 Ethernet ports, but I don't thgink that you can buy the satellite by itself.

 

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Mass2479
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If I plug into the satellite will I get closer to the 100mb download spped that i pay for?
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Streak2
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Re: Can I use an Orbi router as a satellite?

I have a base and 3 satellites. I get my paid for speed at all locations and that's via Wi-Fi. Wired would be less prone to interference.
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