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Rebalance Devices

lmbassett
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Rebalance Devices

I looking for a way to force devices off a weaker signal to the router or better signal satelite.  
It seems the device get stuck and won't move automatically to the better signal, even if I reboot
them.

Any suggestions.

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
Sensei

Re: Rebalance Devices


@lmbassett wrote:

I looking for a way to force devices off a weaker signal to the router or better signal satelite.  
It seems the device get stuck and won't move automatically to the better signal, even if I reboot
them.


Controlling which Orbi unit a particular device uses is a frequent topic on this forum, and there is no known method to do so.

What might help is to have the device "forget" the Orbi WiFi network, then search for WiFi networks and connect to the Orbi again.  The idea behind this is that the device may have learned the MAC address of the Orbi it has been using and tries it first.

One wonders if this question is prompted by (a) "I know better than this stupid Orbi", or (b) performance is lacking.  If the device actually performs up to expectations, being connected to the wrong Orbi may be less of a concern.

I love my Orbi.
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vajim
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Re: Rebalance Devices


@CrimpOn wrote:

One wonders if this question is prompted by (a) "I know better than this stupid Orbi", or (b) performance is lacking.  If the device actually performs up to expectations, being connected to the wrong Orbi may be less of a concern.

 

 

Well said!


 

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lmbassett
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Re: Rebalance Devices

I wouldn't care to which node a device connected, but I have a few devices that intermittently drop will not connect to a node which is
much closer.  

On another note,  I always love when a product does not have a feature, the default answer is "No don't need it."

 

I'm glad you love your Orbi.  My Orbi has worked well too.  I posted the question to get some help, not bash the Orbi.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Rebalance Devices

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet or more is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.

 

Also try turning down the power output of the RBRs wifi radios from 100% to 50% and see if this changes anything. Under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.3.5(Router mode/LAG Disabled) & EX7700x2
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130), RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111
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vajim
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Re: Rebalance Devices


@FURRYe38 wrote:

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet or more is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.

 

Also try turning down the power output of the RBRs wifi radios from 100% to 50% and see if this changes anything. Under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings


trying to understand size of home?

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