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surenm
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Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

So, this needs to be fixed.  Please!!!

 

The Orbi Pro features one option for Wireless 2 (Employee Access Wireless Network):


[ ] Allow employees to see each other and access my local network.

This is a giant issue.  I, along with many other users posting here would like to use Wireless 2 for a seperate private network for employees that has internet access, but we all need them to see each other and SEE PRINTERS BUT NOT INTERACT WITH OR SEE WIRELESS 1.  This is such a simple network isolation feature and just about every other router can do this

 

Please, PLEASE add one more checkbox to this so I can choose:

 

[ ] Allow employees to see each other on the Wireless 2 network.

[ ] Allow employees to access my full local network.

 

That way if I check option 1 employee clients or special guests on Wireless 2 can see and interact with clients on Wireless 2, including printers and are still seperate from clients on Wireless 1. 

 

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF CODING, ADD THIS FEATURE!!!

 

Other Threads mentioning this exact issue which has not been solved:

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-Pro-WiFi-for-Small-Business/Is-quot-Wireless-2-quot-Useless-fo...

Message 1 of 15
schumaku
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Better post in the Orbi Pro WiFi System: Feedback and Feature Requests Page , the Idea Exchange For Business and ensure @johngm will get the awareness by adding some link and hints on Connect With The SMB GM.

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surenm
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Will do all of this, thanks for the info!

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surenm
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

I posted everywhere.

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YeZ
NETGEAR Expert
NETGEAR Expert

Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Thank you for the feedback. Yes, we are developing this function, so it's coming. 

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tmarz
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Agree please fix the non-vlan issue

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Strandy
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

I would love to see this feature, currently no matter what I do, I can't set up a Sonos on the employee network, but it sets up fine on network 1. The only way it will setup on network 2 is if I reset the Sonos, and tick for the employee to see network 1.

 

 

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NH_X4S_AC2600
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

What is the current status: can users on the employee netwrk ever get the ability to see printers?

Model: SRK60B04|Orbi Pro Tri-Band Business WiFi System
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surenm
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

The answer is...no.  They'll never build this feature.  Apparently it's too complicated.  It's been over a year.

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schumaku
Guru

Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

@RaghuHR - any update on these long promised features?

 

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MrJoshW
NETGEAR Expert

Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

This would need to be opened as a feature as this is currently not supported. I will discuss this with engineering to see if this is possible and will give an update once I have one.

Message 11 of 15
schumaku
Guru

Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Half a year after this post?

 


@YeZ wrote:

Thank you for the feedback. Yes, we are developing this function, so it's coming. 


This was early April 2019 @MrJoshW  ...

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surenm
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Thank you for bumping this.  Much appreacited!  Been in development since April 2019.  Now looking into development October 2019. Will check back in a year.

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westjc44
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Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Netgear,

This is a critical security flaw that needs to be fixed ASAP, so please advise as to when this is going to bet remediated. 

Thx...

Message 14 of 15
MrJoshW
NETGEAR Expert

Re: Orbi Pro Wireless 2 "Employee Network" Isolation Nightmare - PLEASE FIX

Hello,

 

I did get a response from engineering on this request. This would technically not be do-able with the Orbi Pro. This is due to traffic over a backhaul connection and tagging between both networks which is not supported with this product line amd we do not have plans to implement this into the current Orbi Pro product line.

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