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Weak Signal to Satellite Right Next to Router!

knewbee
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Weak Signal to Satellite Right Next to Router!

I just purchased the RBK50 router and satellite kit and set it up according to instructions. I'm getting a signal ok to my laptop 10 feet away, speedtest showing 155mbps download and 11.8 upload.

 

So why is the satellite LED showing amber when it's right next to the router, instead of blue?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: Weak Signal to Satellite Right Next to Router!


@knewbee wrote:

I just purchased the RBK50 router and satellite kit and set it up according to instructions. I'm getting a signal ok to my laptop 10 feet away, speedtest showing 155mbps download and 11.8 upload.

 

So why is the satellite LED showing amber when it's right next to the router, instead of blue?


How long has it been amber?  Once things settle down, ALL lights should go out.  After about 30 minutes if the lights are still on I would re-boot all.

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knewbee
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Re: Weak Signal to Satellite Right Next to Router!

The LED light shut off, so I moved the satellite downstairs and about 10 feet or less from where I was sitting with my laptop and it took awhile, but it's showing blue and I'm getting 188mbps on my laptop about 6 feetl away from that, so I guess it all good to go.

 

Thanks a lot!

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FURRYe38
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Re: Weak Signal to Satellite Right Next to Router!

What FW is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too?

What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials.

What channels are you using? Auto? Try setting manual channel 1, 6 or 11 on 2.4Ghz and any unused channel on 5Ghz.
Any Wifi Neighbors near by? If so, how many


@knewbee wrote:

I just purchased the RBK50 router and satellite kit and set it up according to instructions. I'm getting a signal ok to my laptop 10 feet away, speedtest showing 155mbps download and 11.8 upload.

 

So why is the satellite LED showing amber when it's right next to the router, instead of blue?


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.1/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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