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Joboo7777
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Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

Hello,

 

I am trying to find RSSI or dBM signal details for the connection between my Orbi router and satellite. Is this information available?

 

thanks

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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ekhalil
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

Please use the following telnet command from the router:

 

root@RBR50:~# cat /var/satellite_device_info

[{

                "mac address":  "78:C2:94:xx:xx:xx",

                "ip address":   "192.168.1.2",

                "module name":  "RBS50",

                "serial number":        "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx",

                "signal strength":      "-97",

                "current version":      "V2.3.0.32",

                "backhaul status":      "1",

                "device name":  "Orbi Satellite-1"

        }]

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Joboo7777
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

Thanks for this. Is there a setting I need to configure to allow telnet to router? I looked thoughout the router webportal but cant seem to find where I enable telnet access.

 

Thanks

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

routeripaddress/debug.htm 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Joboo7777
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

Thanks

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Joboo7777
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

one more question is the siginal strength measured in -dBM?

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ekhalil
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details


@Joboo7777 wrote:

one more question is the siginal strength measured in -dBM?


Yes, so in the example above, I have -97 dBM.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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ekhalil
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details


@Joboo7777 wrote:

Thanks for this. Is there a setting I need to configure to allow telnet to router? I looked thoughout the router webportal but cant seem to find where I enable telnet access.

 


To enable telnet in your Orbi Router:

  • Use Telnet from a computer attached to Orbi to connect to your Router telnet 192.168.1.1 (or your router's IP address) and enter admin and the same password that you used to login to Orbi

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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schumaku
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details


@ekhalil wrote:

@Joboo7777 wrote:

one more question is the siginal strength measured in -dBM?


Yes, so in the example above, I have -97 dBM.


That's seriously workable? I would have stated anything in Wi-Fi from -90 dBm and up is unuseable.

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ekhalil
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details


@schumaku wrote:

..........

That's seriously workable? I would have stated anything in Wi-Fi from -90 dBm and up is unuseable.


Smiley Happy True. I have Ethernet backhaul between router and this satellite and I think that's why the signal strength is not relevant here. I believe if you use this command on a wireless backhaul you would get better values.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Joboo7777
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details

thats why I asked the question. -97dBm is certainly not optimal. seems really low.

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ekhalil
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Re: Satellite 5ghz backhaul details


@Joboo7777 wrote:

thats why I asked the question. -97dBm is certainly not optimal. seems really low.


Ok, now I disconnected my Ethernet cable to the Satellite and got the following:

 

root@RBR50:/# cat /var/satellite_device_info

[{

                "mac address":  "78:C2:xx:xx:xx:xx",

                "ip address":   "192.168.1.2",

                "module name":  "RBS50",

                "serial number":        "xxxxxxxxxxxxx",

                "signal strength":      "-57",

                "backhaul status":      "1",

                "device name":  "Orbi Satellite-1",

                "current version":      "V2.3.0.32"

        }]

root@RBR50:/#

 

So my Satellite's receives -57 dBm backhaul's link signal from the Router when using wireless backhaul. As mentioned earlier the -97 dBm was just a value I got when I had wired backhaul so this value should be irrelevant.

I hope that this helps. Smiley Happy

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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