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RBR50 Compatible Extender

I have a RBR50 with the router and one satellite and need to extend the signal to a detached garage.  The garage isn't too far away and the Orbi signal actually works out there but it a bit spotty.  Buying another satellite for $250 seems expensive, so I was looking at a plan old extender, even if it switches network names (meaning it doesn't need to a be mesh router).  Would a Nighthawk AC1900 (EX7000) fill this need?  Or would you recommend something else for about the same price point (~ $140 new)? 

 

Thank you in advance.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: RBR50 Compatible Extender

Whats the distance from the house to the garage? Anything past 50-60 feet will be to far for Orbi or any extender. 

Buried LAN cable would be best...


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: RBR50 Compatible Extender

As @FURRYe38 points out, distance is the important factor.  If you are willing to give up "the mesh", then there are a host of extenders that might be suitable.  You could even start with a Netgear EX3700 at about $40USD (Amazon).  It doesn't even have to be from Netgear.

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Re: RBR50 Compatible Extender

Thank you for the responses!

 

The garage is only about 20 - 30 feet away and the Orbi signal currently reaches out there, but it drops off on the far end of the garage.  I had an old Linksys RE6500 Extender out there that worked great but it recently died.  I was hoping to buy an Orbi Satellite for the Mesh technology but they are expensive and they seem to be in short supply nowadays, which is odd because I bought my system only 16 months ago.  I am also concerned about the heat since the garage will get pretty warm during the summer.

 

It seems I can get any decent extender that is not too expensive.  That way, if it is the heat the killed the extender after several years, I would rather not spend too much money on it as long as it does the job; even withouth the mesh network technology.

 

I love the Orbi in the house though.  It works great and was a great investment!

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Re: RBR50 Compatible Extender

That kind of distance, you should be able to Daisy Chain a RBS placed out in the garage...


@WSR wrote:

Thank you for the responses!

 

The garage is only about 20 - 30 feet away and the Orbi signal currently reaches out there, but it drops off on the far end of the garage.  I had an old Linksys RE6500 Extender out there that worked great but it recently died.  I was hoping to buy an Orbi Satellite for the Mesh technology but they are expensive and they seem to be in short supply nowadays, which is odd because I bought my system only 16 months ago.  I am also concerned about the heat since the garage will get pretty warm during the summer.

 

It seems I can get any decent extender that is not too expensive.  That way, if it is the heat the killed the extender after several years, I would rather not spend too much money on it as long as it does the job; even withouth the mesh network technology.

 

I love the Orbi in the house though.  It works great and was a great investment!


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK50/RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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