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Orbi satellites

nlehrer
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Orbi satellites

Why does orbi only support 3 satellites?
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randomousity
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Re: Orbi satellites

Probably because it's intended to be for home/residential use, and the vast majority of people can be sufficiently served by a router and three satellites. For use cases larger than that, particularly businesses cases, users might be better served with commercial-grade hardware.

 

It's also possible they wanted to limit the number of satellites it can support to prevent users, particularly ones in apartments, from all sharing one connection, rather than each subscribing to their own service.

 

Just a couple guesses.

My Setup | Internet via TC8715D Cable modem, Bridge Mode, 200↓ 10↑ | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi satellites

Been users posting that they've added up to 6 satellites. I presume this is for a extra large size home configuration. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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nlehrer
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Re: Orbi satellites

Actually, to use in public areas of a condo association.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi satellites

Orbi wasn't really meant for large condo or appartment building coverage configurations like that. Possible that maybe out door Satellites however thats mainly for 1 or 2 to help cover large size home property. 

 

You may want to go with something more business class that support out door environments...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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