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Orbi Wifi 6 Proper Initial Setup Method for guaranteed Ethernet Backhaul?

denizevren
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Orbi Wifi 6 Proper Initial Setup Method for guaranteed Ethernet Backhaul?

Apologies for the noob question however given the amount of negative reviews and issues I have read about trying to implement an ethernet backhaul connection between router and sattelite, I feel like I have to get down to OCD level details for a flawless initial setup.

 

I have just purchased the Netgear Orbi Wifi 6 Mesh System and I'd like to know which out of the box setup method is best for a guaranteed ethernet backhaul connection:

 

1) - Start with the router pre-connected to the sattelite

- Turn on router first but leave sattelite turned off

- begin setup on router, THEN turn on sattelite and have it connect to router on the already pre-connected cable

 

2) - Start with the router pre-connected to the sattelite

- Turn on BOTH router and sattelite THEN begin setup procedures

 

3) - Start with the router NOT pre-connected to the sattelite

- Turn on router first but leave sattelite turned off

- Begin setup procedures on router, THEN turn on sattelite and have it connect to router wirelessly first

- Finally, plug in an ethernet cable between router and sattelite

 

4) - Start with the router NOT pre-connected to the sattelite

- Turn on BOTH router and sattelite THEN begin setup procedures

- Connect sattelite to router wirelessly first

- Finally, plug in an ethernet cable between router and sattelite

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi Wifi 6 Proper Initial Setup Method for guaranteed Ethernet Backhaul?

I have had best experiences with option run 4. 

I tend to setup the RBR first and set it configured for my needs and such. Then connect one RBS at a time wirelessly, then ethernet connect one RBS at a time wired. Make IP address reservations for each RBS on the RBR as well.

 

https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...

 

 

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