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AKWillows1
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Hi

 

So I'm nearing the end of my second week with Orbi and *mostly* everything has been good. I am having some problems with the connection dropping to Apple devices... iPhone, iPad and AppleTV but otherwise ok. I have read a few posts where users are being advised to turn of Armor protection.

 

I'm trying to figure out what exactly the benefits of Armor are? If  don't renew/switch it off, I assume the router is still protected by a firewall as with any other router? What do I lose by switching it off?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Armor

Please post about this in the Armor app forum:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/bd-p/en-home-armor
https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor


Good Luck. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111

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FURRYe38
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Re: Armor

Please post about this in the Armor app forum:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/bd-p/en-home-armor
https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor


Good Luck. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111

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AKWillows1
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oops! Sorry! :-)

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FURRYe38
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Re: Armor

Smiley Wink

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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ekhalil
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Yes, Orbi has a built-in firewall that will protect your network and will not allow access to your router's port except for those that you allow.

Armor / Bitdefender provides you additionally with: 

  • Individual device protection for unlimited number of devices in your network. You can add software to every device to provide you with additional protection for the respective devices
  • On-the-go antivirus protection with Bitdefender Security 
  • Security status overview on the all new Armor Dashboard 

You can read more about Bitdefender here:  https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor/

 

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Orbi-Roc
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Re: Armor

Hi @AKWillows1 . I don't know what your Netgear router configuration is; but I will share my experience any way.

 

I too experienced chronic Internet drops. I made too changes that got rid of them completely:

 

  1. I don't have Bitdefender Total Security installed on any Apple devices, except for one iPod Touch.
  2. Using the router's Web page, I disabled Daisy Chain. Daisy Chain is usually ON by default and it works well, but ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE SATELLITE. If your Netgear network consist of a router and ONLY ONE satellite, Daisy Chain should be disabled.

 

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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