On 10/01/2019 03:52 PM, Bob Goodwin wrote:
On 10/01/19 13:39, SternData wrote:
> I'm using a Netgear Orbi system. There's a base unit that is also an
> access point, then satellite units. The satellites have a "private" 5GHz
> channel for talking to the base.
I think that is the one she read about in Consumer Reports. All I saw
with some googling was a lot glowing advertising stuff. So then it
appears the units have to be located so that there is a clear 5GHz radio
path between them, that could work, but not what I hoped for.
Thanks for the response, Bob
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
I think 5GHz will go thru ordinary plasterboard walls to a limited
extent. You need to put the base unit fairly high up, so that it has as
much clear air as possible between it and the satellites--i.e., it
should not have to go thru a bookcase or a dresser to get to a
satellite! As usual, ymmv, and some experimentation may help. Try and
keep the base close to the center of the areas you want to put the
satellites in as possible.
--doug, retired RF engineer.