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RBR50 and adding satellites

I have an Old 1900 Victorian Home 2300sqft that I'm sure has Lead paint here and there.. I bought the RBR50 with the Satellite and it seems like my coverage isn't as good as I want it to be. I'm guessing that more Satellites would help the coverage. What Satellites/Wall plugs would be compatable with the RBR50?

Model: RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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Re: RBR50 and adding satellites

RBS50 satellites would match up to the RBR50. You can add RBS40 and 20s however these have lower connection rates between the base and satellite. Where the 50s have same connection rates. 

 

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


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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I had a similar issue with my home.  On my RBR50 I added an additional two satellites for a total of three RBS-50s.

 

I was able to hard wire backhaul for two of them since I had existing cat 5 already pulled and the third uses wireless backhaul.

 

Works flawlessly.

 

As mentioned by @FURRYe38 , the difference between the 50 series and lower series (40 etc) is the backhaul speed... My personal decision was to ensure max speed of the router, not the satellite backhaul so I went with the 50 series (not to mention it "pure fleets" the firmware and series.)

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, RBS850), w/2 x RBS50) (Wired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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So each Satellite is feeding off the router?

Presenty my router is at the front of the house and the one Sat. is  toward the other end.

I was hoping it would sort of Daisy chain from each other.

If I was to hard wire the furthest one from the router and one stand alone satellite in the middle, would that work?

 

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, RBS850), w/2 x RBS50) (Wired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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In my case my network architecture is set up as a hub and spoke system with the orbi as the hub.  All satellites report directly back to the router.

 

You can easily implement your daisy chain where one satellite plays man-in-the-middle relaying between the router and a third satellite.

 

Anytime you hard wire it will be better/faster/simpler

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, RBS850), w/2 x RBS50) (Wired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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@johnnyb_Ga wrote:

So each Satellite is feeding off the router? YES

Presenty my router is at the front of the house and the one Sat. is  toward the other end.

I was hoping it would sort of Daisy chain from each other.

If I was to hard wire the furthest one from the router and one stand alone satellite in the middle, would that work? Yes

 


 


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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