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Orbi RBR50

mohar
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Orbi RBR50

Hi everyone - i have an RBR50 with one satellite (inside the house). Runs flawlessly throughout my house. I have a detached garage that's located 40- 50 ft away from the modem/router and i get terrible reception. I tried running a powerline into the garage but that didn't work either. I have low hope that an additional satellite in the garage would be helpful. Anything i can tweak with the advanced settings that can help me see if it runs smoother out in the garage? Any other advice? Thanks for your time in advance.

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plemans
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Exterior walls are usually what cause the issues as they tend to be made from materials that block wifi well. 

Options? 

1. You've tried powerline. Seems like it didn't work? 

2. run a hardwired underground wire. I've done this. The wire isn't to expensive and you're only going 40-50ft. Not to bad to dig by yourself. 

3. If you've got a window in the home/garage the point to each other, you could try putting a satellite in each. Windows pass signals fine. 

4. If you're truly desparate, you could pick up a point to point system to connect the two. 

 

Nice thing is about the Orbi 40/50 series, is they're out of date. So you can pick up used or renewed systems for their satellites and do some pretty cheap testing/extending with them. I snagged a set of facebook over a year ago for $50 for a friend. Rock solid performance. 

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@mohar wrote:

I have a detached garage that's located 40- 50 ft away from the modem/router and i get terrible reception. I tried running a powerline into the garage but that didn't work either.


A competent electrician, and one that follows the law in many countries, will ensure that the electricity circuits on house and garage are suitably isolated, with circuit breakers, fuse boxes and switches. Powerline cannot penetrate those defences. It needs to be able to send signals across those barriers.

 

 

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