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Two systems, one network

I have an older home, that is split level (5 levels) and very long.  The ceilings and walls are rock lathe and plaster (1" thick).

 

Currently I have an Orbi system, but I am having signal issues with a 2.4 - N tablet that is one floor and two rooms away from the base.  I'm getting under 6 mbps and lots of throughput issues.  I have a CAT 5e line from one side of the house (office) to the other (in the garage).  It does run gigabit w/o any issues.

 

Would it be possible to add another Orbi system like this:

 

Office:

  • Router and modem
  • CAT5e run t9 Garage

Garage

  • Second Orbi Router in AP mode

Then I can place a satellite above each?  

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Re: Two systems, one network

Hello BrainJenkins

 

Yes you can do this but it would create a 2nd network.

 

DarrenM

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Re: Two systems, one network

Hi Darren,

 

Wouldn't I be able to use the same SSID?

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Re: Two systems, one network

You can but the devices will not automatically switch to each network.

 

DarrenM

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