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NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System

LenaWood
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NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System

We have 3 buildings (2 brick houses (800 sq ft & 500 sq ft) and a Metal Shop (24' X 48') on our property that is approx 100' X 120'.  We are interested in the NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System which Costco is putting on sale soon.  It says it will cover 7,500 sq ft.  Our concern is our metal building.  Will the metal building interfere with the reception?  Right now our "Standard" router isn't quite strong enough to get wifi into the shop.

Any information would be helpful.  Thanks!

Lena

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randomousity
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Re: NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System

Not sure what kind of interference the metal building will cause, but you do have the option of using a wired backhaul from the router to a satellite placed inside the metal building, which should avoid the issue in the first place. Not sure whether that will give you good enough coverage, with the satellite covering inside the metal building, and the router covering everything else. But you could play around with different configurations (router in one brick building and satellite in the other, router in one brick building and satellite in the metal building, either using a wired or wireless backhaul) and see which works best. If it comes down to it, you could buy an additional satellite so that you have the router in one brick building, a satellite in the other brick building, and a satellite in the metal building.

My Setup | Internet via TC8715D Cable modem, Bridge Mode, 200↓ 10↑ | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul
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LenaWood
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Re: NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System

I believe the system we would be purchasing comes with 2 sattelites and the router.  How far apart can the pieces of equipment be from each other and still work properly?

 

Thanks for the information given so far.

Lena

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ekhalil
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Re: NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System


@LenaWood wrote:

I believe the system we would be purchasing comes with 2 sattelites and the router.  How far apart can the pieces of equipment be from each other and still work properly?

 

Thanks for the information given so far.

Lena


30 feet is recommended, but you can have up to 40-50 feet distance before the backhaul signal stregth starts to degrade.

Of course, you can have a longer distance if you use wired backhaul instead.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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LenaWood
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Re: NETGEAR Orbi AC3000 Tri-band Wi-Fi System

Thank you for your help!

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