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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850

smmahendar
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VLAN setup for ORBI 850

Hi,

I recently purchased the ORBI 852 (Router + one Satellite) and would like to set up VLAN for various types of wifi devices. 

 

1. Is it possible to do it in ORBI 850 admin login?

2. If not, what's the alternate option to have multiple VLAN's?

 

Note: I am using ORBI 850 as a router not AP.

 

Thanks,

Mahendar 

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CrimpOn
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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850

Residential Orbi products do not support VLAN.  Sorry.

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smmahendar
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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850

Thanks for confirming. Is there any other solution to enable it? buying additional equipment to complement ORBI 850, etc...?

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CrimpOn
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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850

The residential Orbi products separate WiFi devices by SSID (primary, guest). All devices on the primary network (wired devices plus WiFi devices on the primary SSID) can communicate with each other and with the internet.  WiFi devices on the guest SSID (there is no concept of wired guest devices) can communicate only with the internet - not with each other and not with the primary network.

 

This is probably not what you are looking for.

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smmahendar
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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850

Thanks. It's good to know. does VLAN switches works with the ORBI?

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CrimpOn
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Re: VLAN setup for ORBI 850


@smmahendar wrote:

Thanks. It's good to know. do VLAN switches work with the ORBI?


"work" is a complicated topic.

  • Orbi routers and satellites have no concept of VLAN tags, which means that any managed switch connected to an Orbi unit must define that connection as a port based VLAN.  Internally to the managed switches, traffic to/from that specific port can be assigned to a VLAN and directed through the network to another port. This has proved useful in one specific case: where the ISP service is in a basement next to a patch panel, but the user want to locate the Orbi router in a room upstairs which has only on Ethernet cable to the patch panel.  How to get to the WAN port from the basement, and also get the LAN port back to the basement to connect to satellites around the house using existing wiring? This person used two managed switches and VLANs to get this to happen with only a single cable:
    https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Disabling-automatic-subnet-reconfig/m-p/2031354#M110164 
    So, yes, it "works".
  • But, neither the router nor any of the switches have any idea that they are using VLAN technology, so "No."
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