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LeifA
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Signal direction on RBK50

Hi!

Where is the signal strongest on the RBK50 mesh router/satellite? Due to the cables I have my master satellite with the frontside facing into a wall, the cabel connection side facing the room. Is that a problem?

Regards

Leif

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50


@LeifA wrote:

Where is the signal strongest on the RBK50 mesh router/satellite? Due to the cables I have my master satellite with the frontside facing into a wall, the cabel connection side facing the room. Is that a problem?

 


It is not a problem.  Not particularly "attractive", but functionally exactly the same.

The FCC filing for the RBR50 shows the pair of user device dipole antennas which are vertical on the left and right side of the chassis.

https://fccid.io/PY316200341/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-RBR50-RBS50-rev-pdf-3926901.iframe 

I love my Orbi.

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vajim
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50

I won't think this is a problem since the sat probably uses some sort of omni directional signal.

 

Using the pc login you can monitor what devices are going through the sat and keep an eye on their performance

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FURRYe38
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50

No. Just placement is and distance is key. 

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.
https://kb.netgear.com/31029/Where-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite


@LeifA wrote:

Hi!

Where is the signal strongest on the RBK50 mesh router/satellite? Due to the cables I have my master satellite with the frontside facing into a wall, the cabel connection side facing the room. Is that a problem?

Regards

Leif


 

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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vajim
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50


@FURRYe38 wrote:

No. Just placement is and distance is key. 

 

 

No?  

 

He was asking about the way the sat faces.....thoughts?


 


 

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CrimpOn
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50


@LeifA wrote:

Where is the signal strongest on the RBK50 mesh router/satellite? Due to the cables I have my master satellite with the frontside facing into a wall, the cabel connection side facing the room. Is that a problem?

 


It is not a problem.  Not particularly "attractive", but functionally exactly the same.

The FCC filing for the RBR50 shows the pair of user device dipole antennas which are vertical on the left and right side of the chassis.

https://fccid.io/PY316200341/Internal-Photos/Internal-Photos-RBR50-RBS50-rev-pdf-3926901.iframe 

I love my Orbi.

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LeifA
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Re: Signal direction on RBK50

Thank's!

Then I can keep it facing the wall. Not estetichal but necessary due to narrow shelf.

Leif

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