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Force Orbi daisy chain through specific node?

Discussion in 'NETGEAR AC Wireless' started by beanfootage, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:15 PM.

  1. beanfootage

    beanfootage Occasional Visitor

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    Hi all, I've got a few Orbi satellite nodes (RBS50), including one outdoor one (RBS50Y). All except the RBS50Y are running Voxel's 9.2.5.1.19SF-HW firmware. Daisy chaining helps me a lot for the furthest node, but it keeps choosing to daisy chain through the outdoor node, and that results in about half the throughput of when it uses a closer RBS50. The only way I can force this is to turn off the power to the outdoor node, which is... suboptimal.

    Can I work around this? The satellites' debug.htm pages have a checkbox to disable daisy chaining but it's always greyed out. Can I prevent my satellite from being able to even communicate with the outdoor one via iptables rules or something? (That might not even work as I'm afraid the router is choosing the daisy chain path and not the satellite...)

    Any thoughts are much appreciated. Thanks!