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Re: Nighthawk M2 to Orbi Mesh

LloydG
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Nighthawk M2 to Orbi Mesh

Last year I dabbled with the LBR20. At times it worked well, but it dropped out a lot.
I'm going ro give the Nighthawk M2 a go and use it in passthrough mode with an Orbi RBK50 router.
I'm not technically minded, putting it into passthrough and setting up the mesh won't be a problem. Having read online though, disabling DHCP comes up a lot and also double NAT.
Could someone just possibly explain those in the context of this set up, and what the best settings would be ?
Thanks
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FURRYe38
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Re: Nighthawk M2 to Orbi Mesh

Use the M2s DMZ for the Orbi router and this will avoid a double NAT issue if you want to use the Orbi router.

Otherwise you can configure the Orbi for AP Mode with the M2:

https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop

 

Netgear has set up a community forum specifically for the Mobile Router products. Most of the people who watch that forum are more likely to have experience with mobile routers and know how to work it better:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/Mobile-Routers-Hotspots-Modems/bd-p/aircard


Please use this link to the main forum product list to review and choose where to make your posts. 
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Forum/ct-p/en-netgear


Thank you

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LloydG
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Re: Nighthawk M2 to Orbi Mesh

Forgive me, but I've no idea what DMZ is or how to set it up?
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