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KKE55
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ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

I have a Router (RBR50) and two satellites (RBS50). I'm planning to add another satellite. Will the Router support it?

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?


@KKE55 wrote:

I have a Router (RBR50) and two satellites (RBS50). I'm planning to add another satellite. Will the Router support it?


yes

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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?


@KKE55 wrote:

I have a Router (RBR50) and two satellites (RBS50). I'm planning to add another satellite. Will the Router support it?


yes

View solution in original post

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FURRYe38
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

Seen other posters with up to 3 satellites. Depends on the size of your home as well. Larger size home may need additional. I have a 5000sq ft home, only 1 satellite needed. 40feet distance in between router and satellite.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

Seen other posters with up to 3 satellites. Depends on the size of your home as well. Larger size home may need additional. I have a 5000sq ft home, only 1 satellite needed. 40feet distance in between router and satellite.

 


I believe the OP is asking whether or not the Orbi router is capable of handling an additional SAT.  Has nothing to do with size of coverage.

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KKE55
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

Yeap, I am asking exactly what @VAJim said. Thanks anyway for you both.

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FURRYe38
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

And I responded with such info...

 

Size, range and coverage does matter.

 

Good Luck.

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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keithcghooks
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

Can i connect three or more indoor satellites and two or mor outdoor satellites?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

I think i've seen someone post that they connected 4 satellites. Not sure if using 3 indoor and 2 out door. Might be a stretch.

 

@DarrenM

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tydmeter
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

I have four satellites plus the router and they all work fine.

Bill_S

Model: RBW30| Orbi Wall Plug Satellite
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FURRYe38
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

Just curious, how do you have yours set up? Any Daisy Chain configurations? Or just Star?


@tydmeter wrote:

I have four satellites plus the router and they all work fine.

Bill_S




 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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tydmeter
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

I just have them in a star config. Originally I was unaware of the 3 satellite max. I purchased a fourth satellite and simply plugged it in. It immediately configured itself and has been working well for a couple of weeks. Whether there will be future problems I don't know but for now it seems to be working well.

Bill_S

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

Awesome. Was curious. Glad it's working. Ya, I presume 4 should be the limit. There is only so much bandwidth that wireless can do.

 

Enjoy. Smiley Wink


@tydmeter wrote:

I just have them in a star config. Originally I was unaware of the 3 satellite max. I purchased a fourth satellite and simply plugged it in. It immediately configured itself and has been working well for a couple of weeks. Whether there will be future problems I don't know but for now it seems to be working well.

Bill_S

 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Aspen_za
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

I have 4 satellites + the RBK50 router. 

Works just fine. 

 

Read somewhere on the forum that someone has 5 connected. 

 

I think the trick is when doing the initial sync, switch off all the existing satellites and make the router sync to the new satellite/s. After that has synced, switch them all on and do a reboot.

 

Worked for me! 

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Aspen_za
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Re: ORBI, How many satellites does my router support?

*UPDATE*

I now have the main router and 6 satellites connected! This is a very, very expensive investment but well worth it.

After connecting the first 3 satellites, the other 3 have to be synced one by one. Disconnect (power off) the first 3 satellites that are synced, then sync one satellite at a time with the router. This is trick. Satellite 4/5/6 have to be done with the router only and just one at a time (powering each one off after it has been synced)

Once above steps are followed, power the entire system up, leave them to say "hello" to each other and within 5 minutes the entire system is up and running.

Took me about 2 months to get this right so hopefully I wilk be saving someone out there a lot of time.
Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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