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Orbi BRB50 assigns IP addresses in AP mode

Steps:

Factory reset BRB50

Log in over wi-fi

Set device to Access Point mode (DHCP connected)

Cable the BRB50 to a Nighthawk 7000 serving IP addresses in the 192.168.1.2-254 range

 

Reboot the BRB50.

The Orbi picks up an ip address in this rage: 192.168.107.xxx 

It then assigns addresses in this range to devices that connect to it. 

None of these connected devices can communicate with the Internet through the NIghthawk.

I can force connection of a device by fixing an IP address for the Nighthawk and setting the device to manually assigned IP address.

 

The Orbit did not used to do this. It used to connect as an AP quite compatibly. 

 

Ideas?

 

 

 

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Orbi BRB50 assigns IP addresses in AP mode

What's the router in front of this Orbi?

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Re: Orbi BRB50 assigns IP addresses in AP mode

> [...] a Nighthawk 7000 [...]

 

   That's an R7000?  Look for "Model" on the product label.  Firmware
version?  Connected to what?

 

> The Orbi picks up an ip address in this rage: 192.168.107.xxx

 

   The first mystery would be from where it's getting that address.  If
the R7000(?) is "serving IP addresses in the 192.168.1.2-254 range"
(which would be normal), then my first guess would be that you have some
other DHCP server on your network, and it's operating on a
"192.168.107.*" subnet.  I would not bet that the DHCP server in an
R7000 is granting IP addresses from some different, odd-ball subnet.

 

> None of these connected devices can communicate with the Internet
> through the NIghthawk.

 

   If they're using different IP subnets, then that would not amaze me.


> I can force connection of a device by fixing an IP address for the
> Nighthawk and setting the device to manually assigned IP address.

 

   I have no idea what that means.  "fixing" what, exactly, how,
exactly?  "setting" how, exactly?  Describing actual operations with
standard terminology would be more helpful than vague and idiosyncratic
intepretations of what you think the meaning of what you did is.

 

> The Orbit did not used to do this. [...]

 

   Perhaps you didn't always have some other DHCP server on your
network.

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