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adding 3rd satellite(outdoor)

I have an Orbi with 2 satellites... working..

I just tried adding a 3rd (outdoor satellite) but it fails to sync.. not much to go on.. just fails what could it be?

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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Re: adding 3rd satellite(outdoor)

Is the FW up to date on the outdoor satellite?

What is the distance between the outdoor satellite and base router?

Have you tried connecting the outdoor satellite in the same room as the base router and set it up there, then once connected, power off the satellite and move it to the out door location.

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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outdoor satellite firmware unknown.. cant get far enough (per instructions) to ever see it.

I've only tried setting it up in the same room as the base router...

flashes white for awhile then just purple (without me ever "SYNCing").. never goes white in order for me to sync.

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Can you try this?

https://kb.netgear.com/31573/How-do-I-manually-upgrade-firmware-on-my-Orbi-Satellite

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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This is NOT possible.   The outdoor satellite has NO RJ45 ports.

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@Christian_R

@Blanca_O


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: adding 3rd satellite(outdoor)

Hi @VirtualDataBase

 

I have sent you a message. Please respond at your earliest convenience. 

 

 

~Christian 

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I'm about to open packaging on a new Outdoor Satellite from Amazon, and I have the Orbi with 2 Satellites currently installed.  So exactly in the same boat as the OP.  Is there something I should know about problems with putting in an Outdoor Satellite as third satellite before I start?

 

I can still return to Amazon if this is not a good configuration.  Didn't think about the fact the outdoor version won't have a RJ45 jack to get to it directly...  that could be a problem.

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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Hello @naseerkhan

 

You should not have any issues syncing your Outdoor Satellite to your existing Orbi system. Please refer to the link below to manually sync your Outdoor Satellite:

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000053233/How-do-I-manually-sync-my-Orbi-Outdoor-satellite-with-my-Orbi-route...

 

 

~Christian 

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Got it working... had to call support but through a series of reboots and manual SYNC's it's working!

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Enjoy. Smiley Wink


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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@VirtualDataBase

 

Glad you got it working! Enjoy 

 

 

~Christian 

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Hi Christian,

 

Thanks for the link.  I'll give it a try soon.  I'd held off till I heard further and didn't have chance to see further forum posts till just now.  Glad to see the OP got it working too...

 

--Naseer

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Let us know how it goes.


@naseerkhan wrote:

Hi Christian,

 

Thanks for the link.  I'll give it a try soon.  I'd held off till I heard further and didn't have chance to see further forum posts till just now.  Glad to see the OP got it working too...

 

--Naseer


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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