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Orbi RBR840

jrb5678
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Orbi RBR840

I have an Orbi RBR840 AP router and (2) satellites. I moved into a new home that is completely wired with CAT6 cabling. I updated the router and switches in the wired system to all support Gigabit level speeds. My question is this. Can I directly connect each Orbi node directly to the wired network via their GigiE ports allowing each AP to backhaul  data to the Internet? Hope this makes sense.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi RBR840

Assuming that the Orbi router is located at the patch panel / switch location, the ideal method of connection is to use a patch cable directly from the Orbi LAN port directly to the patch panel leading to each satellite (bypassing the switch).

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jrb5678
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Re: Orbi RBR840

Thanks. The patch panel is located in the garage and is far from the home. I installed a new Gigabit cable modem, wired Gigabit router and a wired Gigabit switch that connects every room to the wired network. My intent is to connect the Orbi router in the kitchen which is centrally located. I then wanted to also connect each satellite to the wired network via their Ethernet respective ports. The idea is that each satellite would have a direct connection to the internet instead of relying on WiFi to backhaul data to the Orbi router. Does this make sense?

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