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IS the satellite directional? IOW- does it matter which way its facing?

lowepg
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IS the satellite directional? IOW- does it matter which way its facing?

Probably a dumb question:

 

Does it matter which way the orbi satelite/router faces?

 

Does the signal radiate equally well it all directions (forward vs towards the rear of the unit)?

 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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aaz
Virtuoso
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Re: IS the satellite directional? IOW- does it matter which way its facing?

It's not a dumb question - I don't know of any published document on that. Some manufacturers do publish the coverage around the device. You can probably do a test with a hand held scanner, but you would probably need something specialized to not be affected by other wifi around it.

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Shotround
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Re: IS the satellite directional? IOW- does it matter which way its facing?

Probably not.  Distance and signal attenuation are the main factors.  That said I watched some YouTube videos explaining antennas and beam forming. But It's still black magic witchcraft to me. Also, I read a review where they opened a unit showing antenna locations. 

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