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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

jjsmd
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WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

Hi

 

I have a WAX630E root and one extender (also WAX630E) my question is cn I add a RBKE963 to the system? will it be manageble via insight? will it pair with each other?

 

Thanks for any info

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schumaku
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

The wired WAX630E will become a root automatically with the Mesh mode enabled.

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schumaku
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963


@jjsmd wrote:

I have a WAX630E root and one extender (also WAX630E) my question is cn I add a RBKE963 to the system?


No, complete different product class (Orbi Pro vs. consumer Orbi).

 


@jjsmd wrote:

will it be manageble via insight?


No, unless I'm wrong only using the Orbi App (and cloud access).

 


@jjsmd wrote:

will it pair with each other?


No, reason as above.

 

What is the design intention for such a set-up?

 

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jjsmd
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

Thanks for your reply.

 

If I have the WAX630E as root unit and I have one WAX630E as one extender is there a tabletop access point that would work with this system?

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kevinhsu
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

WAX630E is access point to enlarge your wifi coverage, it doesn't have root function so far.

You should setup up router and have one more WAX630E AP to extend your wifi coverage. or consider Orbi Pro product (one router+ one Satellite).

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schumaku
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

Of course it has. Netgear has introduced insight instant mesh https://kb.netgear.com/000064930/What-is-Insight-Instant-Mesh The Orbi 960 mentioned isn't involved.

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jjsmd
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

Thank you for your reply.
As far as setting up mesh system, if I have 3 WAX630 equally spaced it only one location has Ethernet cable, does that one need to be setup as root or can one of the others be “root”?
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schumaku
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Re: WAX630E and Orbi 960 series (RBKE963

The wired WAX630E will become a root automatically with the Mesh mode enabled.

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