FYI: How to connect HDHomerun if not near router


If you are finding you are hooking your antenna up in part of your house which is not near your router, here is what I did…

I have an Orbi mesh system. Orbi comes with a satellite (remote) unit which connects to the Orbi base unit wirelessly. The Orbi base unit is hooked up to my cable router. I put the Orbi satellite unit near the antenna. The Orbi satellite unit also has 4 ethernet ports. I plug the antenna into the HDHomerun unit which is plugged into the Orbi satellite unit.

As an added bonus, the antenna is in my room where my computer is located which hosts the Channels server. I have my computer plugged directly into the Orbi satellite unit as well–which has helped with any sluggishness that I was experiencing on the Apple TV!