Upgrading from Orbi RBR20(main and satellite) to 3 Pack
Upgrading from Orbi RBR20(main and satellite) - 2 Pack(coverage upto 4000 sq ft) OR this one:
Netgear Orbi Mini 2-Pack AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi System/Orbi AC2200
to 3 Pack(7500 sq ft coverage). Getting this one:
Netgear Orbi Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System with Advanced Cyber Threat Protection, 3-pack(RBR50)/AC3000
As I had a lot of dropped signals and weak signals issues in my home(just 3200 sq ft - two floors). Mostly I need to do the power shutdown every weekend.
- Will upgrade make any difference? Or i am just wasting my money?
- I want to keep the same Network-ID(Orbi31)/SSID and same password with this switch? How that is possible? Reason being there are some devices(like Nest Doorbell)-which are just pain in the butt to setup the wifi password or SSID.
I have 400 MBPS Internet download speed from Spectrum via cable modem. Yes, I have good number of devices at home but it's not too many.
Re: Upgrading from Orbi RBR20(main and satellite) to 3 Pack
Thanks for a fairly well wrote out issue!
What type of materials is your house? Materials like stone, brick, concrete, adobe, plaster lathe all do great jobs of blocking signals.
You put that you've been having issues and needing to power shut down every week. Can you go into more details on why it requires rebooting? You put weak signals and dropped signals.
How far apart is the main orbi from the satellite? 30 ft minimum distance away is required.
If you do a hardwired speedtest at the router and at the satellite, what do you get? This helps with determining if its a backhaul or fronthaul issue.
What firmware are you on?
What modem is it you're connect to?
Are you sure its a wireless issue? When you're having issues is it a single device, all wireless devices, or wired and wireless devices having the issue?