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Separate 2.4ghz on Orbi RBR50v2

BlackCloud88
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Separate 2.4ghz on Orbi RBR50v2

Sorry if this has been discussed but I’ve followed what I found to separate these networks but it doesn’t save. After a few minutes the networks go back to being on the same SSID. Is there any other way to have a separate 2.4ghz ssid as there is still a lot of products that don’t support 5ghz bands and trying to pair these devices I can’t since my phone is on a 5ghz band so I’m not able to switch that either (iphone). Any fixes for this? My baby monitor is 2.4ghz only and won’t pair since my phone is always connected to 5ghz.
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CrimpOn
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Re: Separate 2.4ghz on Orbi RBR50v2

The Orbi RBR50 has a feature which many users have found allows them to set up devices which require the smartphone to be attached to WiFi at 2.4G:

 

  • Connect a device with a large screen to the Orbi web interface, http://orbilogin.net
    (computer, laptop, tablet)
    The user name is "admin" and the password is the web interface password, not the Orbi 'app' password.
  • Navigate to the Advanced Tab, Advanced Settings (at the bottom), Wireless Settings.
  • On the Advanced Wireless Settings page, uncheck the box under Advanced 5G Settings that reads
    Enable SSID Broadcast
    Click Apply
    The router will go through a cycle which takes foreeeeeeeever.
  • On the smart phone, go into Network settings.
    "Forget" the Orbi WiFi.
    Search for available WiFi systems.
    Select the Orbi WiFi
    Enter the password and Connect
  • The smartphone is now connected to the Orbi at 2.4G
  • Note that if you attempt to "double check" by opening the Orbi Attached Devices page, that page takes several minutes to update.
    Just go with it.
  • Open the device smartphone app and go through the setup process.
  • After the device is connected and working, undo the process.
  • On the web interface, check the box and click Apply
  • On the smartphone, Forget the Orbi, find it again, and connect again.

This takes less time to do than to read.  It has worked for me several times.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Separate 2.4ghz on Orbi RBR50v2

The Orbi RBR50 has a feature which many users have found allows them to set up devices which require the smartphone to be attached to WiFi at 2.4G:

 

  • Connect a device with a large screen to the Orbi web interface, http://orbilogin.net
    (computer, laptop, tablet)
    The user name is "admin" and the password is the web interface password, not the Orbi 'app' password.
  • Navigate to the Advanced Tab, Advanced Settings (at the bottom), Wireless Settings.
  • On the Advanced Wireless Settings page, uncheck the box under Advanced 5G Settings that reads
    Enable SSID Broadcast
    Click Apply
    The router will go through a cycle which takes foreeeeeeeever.
  • On the smart phone, go into Network settings.
    "Forget" the Orbi WiFi.
    Search for available WiFi systems.
    Select the Orbi WiFi
    Enter the password and Connect
  • The smartphone is now connected to the Orbi at 2.4G
  • Note that if you attempt to "double check" by opening the Orbi Attached Devices page, that page takes several minutes to update.
    Just go with it.
  • Open the device smartphone app and go through the setup process.
  • After the device is connected and working, undo the process.
  • On the web interface, check the box and click Apply
  • On the smartphone, Forget the Orbi, find it again, and connect again.

This takes less time to do than to read.  It has worked for me several times.

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BlackCloud88
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Re: Separate 2.4ghz on Orbi RBR50v2

Great! I will try this thank you for the reply.
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