When I run a mesh test on my 1st Gen Google wifi (router & 3 satellites), I get a great connection to 2 of the satellites and a good connection to the 3rd even thought the 3rd is probably closer to the router than the others. See screenshot. What determines this and does it slow down wifi connection speeds to the device with the good connection?
This comment from a previous thread explains the core consepts relevant here:
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Aside from having the points closer to the main router, it’s also important to take note of anything that could be blocking the signals like thick and dense walls, furniture or appliances. You can check this article for more details.