Switch on a Orbi Pro
i want to setup a sorta new network for my work since we are going to expand.
a friend of my recomended the Orbi Pro SrS60.
it`s really interesting but since we are going to need a switch connected to it in our production workplace i was wondering.
can i connect a managed switch to this set so i kan make different vlans.
of can is still make vlans via the set wit a unmanaged switch.
i read that the orbi srs60 could make vlan by its own.
Re: Switch on a Orbi Pro
Welcome to the community!
The SRS60 (Orbi Pro satellite) is only compatible with the SRR60 (Orbi Pro router). Since your network is going to expand and you will be needing VLANs, here is a network setup I suggest:
From the network diagram above, the modem is connected to the WAN port of the BR500 firewall router. The BR500 firewall router supports VLAN. You will need to configure VLANs to segregate networks. For example: you need to separate the Private (or Admin) network from the Guest network. A LAN port of the BR500 firewall router is connected to a port of the GC728XP smart switch. The ports connecting the BR500 firewall router and the GC728XP should be configured as tagged ports so that it will become a trunk link. Tagging the ports is needed in order to identify which VLAN the packet belongs to.
The GC728XP smart switch supports VLAN as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet). One port of the GC728XP is directly connected to the WAC510 access point deployed at the 1st floor and another port of the GC728XP is directly connected to the WAC510 access point deployed at the 2nd floor. Since the GC728XP supports PoE, it can power up the 2 WAC510 through its ethernet port to where the access points are connected to.
The ports connecting the GC728XP and the WAC510 should be configured as tagged ports as well because the WAC510 is a VLAN-aware device. Since the WAC510 also supports VLAN, you can assign a wireless network dedicated to the Private network as well as assign a wireless network for the Guest network. The WAC510 supports Facebook WiFi which you can implement to provide your guests with WiFi access by letting them check in to your company's Facebook business page through a captive portal assigned to the Guest Network.
To know more about BR500, GC728XP and WAC510, kindly access their respective data sheets below:
NETGEAR Community Team
Re: Switch on a Orbi Pro
Nice reply, and good design for the requested features/topology, but doesn't it "stink" that the OrbiPro system can't handle VLANs/VLAN tagging to do this as well?
The last firmware update added VLAN functionality to the Orbi, but its kinda limited and only functional in router mode, not AP mode.
Many of us bought the OrbiPro system because the marketing at the time "implied" features that simply are not there.
Are there plans to bring true VLAN/VLAN tagging to the OrbiPro system? In particular, I (and many others), want to do VLAN tagging for the three available SSIDs.
Or maybe plans to provide a community/open source version of the firmware so we can utilize the underlying DD-WRT system to its full potential?