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Re: Can't use Armor in AP Mode

OrbiRocks
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Can't use Armor in AP Mode

I have a Orbi RBK23 system running in AP mode.  I'm unable to access the Security Tab or enable Armor/Bitdefender on it when it is in the AP mode.  How can I run Armor on an Orbi when in AP mode?

 

If this is not possible, how can I best secure my network?  The Orbi has to stay in AP mode due to the way it is connected.

Model: RBR20|Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Router
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plemans
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Re: Can't use Armor in AP Mode

https://kb.netgear.com/000061880/Does-Armor-work-when-my-Orbi-or-Nighthawk-router-is-in-AP-mode

It doesn't work when in ap mode.

You'd have to secure it the old fashioned way. 

1. decent log in and password

2. wireless security. 

3. smart internet browsing

4. computer/device security. 

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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OrbiRocks
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Re: Can't use Armor in AP Mode

Seems a little short sighted to me.  Why can't Netgear allow Armor work in AP mode?

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plemans
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Re: Can't use Armor in AP Mode

because it ap mode, the primary router is doing all the routing/dhcp/nat/etc.

ap mode disables  a lot of features and leaves the primary router running them

https://kb.netgear.com/000061277/Disabled-Features-on-the-Orbi-when-set-to-AP-Mode

CM2000-> RAXE500-> GS716v2-> WAX218-> EX8000
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