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Satellite Placement

Drake0508
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Satellite Placement

Hey guys. How far away from the router do you guys observe is acceptable for the satellites? Too far awa and the signal won't transmit. Can it be too close?
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loomis1975
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It will vary quite a bit due to environment.  Depends on the walls/floors and items inbetween the two and the building materials used.

 

If you find a place where you really want the satellite (maybe to use the ethernet ports for wired devices) and it MIGHT be too close to the router (like you are noticing things are connecting to the router instead of the satellite wirelessly when you are in the same room as the satellite for instance), you can try adjusting the transmit power down, especially on the 2.4ghz channel and retesting.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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@Drake0508 wrote:
Hey guys. How far away from the router do you guys observe is acceptable for the satellites? Too far awa and the signal won't transmit. Can it be too close?

certainly can be too close , what you want is to find the point where there is not too much overlap between the transmissions but enough connection to ensure the backhaul is sufficient

 

how i did it was connect a comp to router and another to the sat and start close and measure the throughput , then move the sat away a few meters and measure again until the speed start to drop a lot then move it a bit closer so you have good backhaul coverage

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