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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

wesmithjr100
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Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

I currently have an AX6000 Orbi Pro setup (1 router + 2 satellites).  I'd like to extend range outdoors for better connectivity for outdoor cameras, etc.  I did a search of the forums and the RBS50Yv2 looks to be compatible with the Orbi Pro WiFi 6 line but wanted to confirm as much along with also confirming whether it should be setup in Extender or Orbi mode since I saw at last one reference to setting up in Extender.

 

Thanks,

 

Bill

 
 
 
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plemans
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

there are outdoor AX access points but they'd need to be hardwired. 

For example.Cloud Managed WiFi 6 PoE Access Point | NETGEAR

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plemans
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

As far as I'm aware it only runs in extender mode with the new AX mesh. 

Its not compatible in Orbi mode. 

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wesmithjr100
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

Thanks. Would be nice to have an option that is Wifi 6 and more directly compatible with the AX mesh systems but I guess in the absence of that, this is likely the best option

 
 
 
 
 
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plemans
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

there are outdoor AX access points but they'd need to be hardwired. 

For example.Cloud Managed WiFi 6 PoE Access Point | NETGEAR

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wesmithjr100
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

Definitely prefer as "wire free" a solution as I can find since access to a PoE switch among things could be a challenge.

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plemans
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

Most will run off a POE injector and don't necessarily need a switch. 

The WBC502 has an access point mode (netgear airbridge) and can run off a POE injector as well. 

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wesmithjr100
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Re: Outdoor Options for Extending Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Network

Thanks for the info.  Until recently, I haven't really looked into outdoor options but with some of the added outdoor cameras / IoT type stuff I'm looking to add, really need the added range an outdoor AP, etc would provide.  I'll definitely take a closer look at these options

 
 
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