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RIALMADA
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orbi RBR50 satellite

if my orbi satellite is with a poor signal (yellow on the network map app), can i plug a ethernet cable from the main orbi directly to the satelitte will fix the signal problem?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: orbi RBR50 satellite

What is the Mfr and model# of the ethernet switch in the configuration?
https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111

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Mstrbig
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Re: orbi RBR50 satellite


@RIALMADA wrote:

if my orbi satellite is with a poor signal (yellow on the network map app), can i plug a ethernet cable from the main orbi directly to the satelitte will fix the signal problem?


If you connect the satellite to the Orbi router you will setup a wired backhaul. The nice thing about it is you can move the satellite further from the Router and get broader WIFI coverage. you can also connect a switch to that satellite and run more cable to various other locations.  However if you move the satellite too far, you will lose the overlapping WIFI and could have weak signals in between. 

One advantage is if you wanted to have WIFI in your garage and it's 60+ feet away. You can connect the Satellite to the Router and have great WIFI in your garage perimeter. My setup is similar as I have a detached building. I ran Network cable to it and have 1 satellite in the office garage building. 

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RIALMADA
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Re: orbi RBR50 satellite

thank you very much.

only one more question.


@Mstrbig wrote:

@RIALMADA wrote:

if my orbi satellite is with a poor signal (yellow on the network map app), can i plug a ethernet cable from the main orbi directly to the satelitte will fix the signal problem?


If you connect the satellite to the Orbi router you will setup a wired backhaul. The nice thing about it is you can move the satellite further from the Router and get broader WIFI coverage. you can also connect a switch to that satellite and run more cable to various other locations.  However if you move the satellite too far, you will lose the overlapping WIFI and could have weak signals in between. 

One advantage is if you wanted to have WIFI in your garage and it's 60+ feet away. You can connect the Satellite to the Router and have great WIFI in your garage perimeter. My setup is similar as I have a detached building. I ran Network cable to it and have 1 satellite in the office garage building. 



and if in this path, between the router and the satellitte, have two switchs. will be a problem?

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FURRYe38
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Re: orbi RBR50 satellite

What is the Mfr and model# of the ethernet switch in the configuration?
https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)> RBK953(v6.0.3.68) & XR450(v130)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, and WNHDE111

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