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Re: Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

redsun82
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Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

I just got the NBK752 kit today, and I have set it up for mobile only connection. Everything works, except the WAN/LAN port refuses to behave as a LAN port. I did double check that the "Only LTE" mode is the selected one, however connecting my PC to the WAN/LAN port results in no wired connection, while connecting it (using the same cable) to any of the other two ports works perfectly. I would really like to use all three ports, without needing an additional switch.

 

Any way I can troubleshoot this? My PC is a Linux one.

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plemans
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Re: Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

I wasn't aware it could be used as a lan port. Maybe I'm wrong but usually with these it acts as a lan port if ran in AP mode where your LTE wouldn't work. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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redsun82
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Re: Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

Hmm, I got this info from this review
https://www.zdnet.com/home-and-office/networking/netgear-orbi-5g-wifi-6-mesh-system-nbk752-review/

> Alternatively, the 'LTE-Only' mode relies purely on mobile broadband and lets the WAN port act as an additional LAN port for wired connections.

But it's true I can't find any mention of this in the user manual.

I'll try if I can do something on the root console, I've enabled SSH access to the router.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

Is there any WAN port configuration seen on the NBRs web page under Advanced Tab/Setup/Internet or WAN setup menu options? 

 

I see the spec sheet says the WAN port could be used as a 'Failover' port. 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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plemans
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Re: Orbi NBK752: Unable to use WAN port as LAN in mobile only mode

That was my understanding as well that it could be used for failover or if it was setup in AP mode option. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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