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Orbi Satellite Addons

Hey everyone, ive been researching alot about mesh networks, im moving into my home soon which consists of 2 floors. Ive seen a number of reviews and from the looks of it the nergear orbi is the one Smiley Happy. im going for RBK 50 which consists of 1 router and 1 satellite, if when i purchase this not  enought and i just want to extend slightly, can i buy any satellite model, by it the orbi plug too? 

 

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Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: Orbi Satellite Addons

I have a fairly large 2 story as well.  I have quite a few devices and some thick walls, and I wound up with 3 satellites.  All work very well together and I am pleased with the Orbi system.  If oyu don;t need strong signal in every room the current configuration you have might be sufficient, but I needed signal in every bedroom upstairs (lots of guests, etc).  Hope that helps.

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: Orbi Satellite Addons

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials.

 

I have a 5000sq ft home and use just the base and 1 satellite with 40 feet in between. Have great coverage and performance.

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi Satellite Addons

The house is a total of 4000sqm, its not all open plan. If i did buy the 2 system package and needed another satetllite, could i buy any orbi satellite or does it have to be a specific model like my package?

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Re: Orbi Satellite Addons

It's best to keep similar model satellite to maintain same wifi speeds across the board. However you can connect different model satellites.


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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