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Re: Armor on Orbi?

bigfellanz
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Armor on Orbi?

So Orbi has been added to the "available on" section of the Armor page (https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor/#formsubmit) - but there is no relevant instructions on how to activate it. Has anyone had any success with this?

 

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randomousity
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Re: Armor on Orbi?

I think that must have either been premature on Netgear's part listing the Orbi, or a mistake. Either way, there are only two router models listed there now (Nighthawk AC2300 R7000P and AC1900 R6900P). It would be interesting if they add the Orbi to the list of compatible devices, but it doesn't seem to be available now, which would explain the lack of instructions for installation/configuration/activation.

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randomousity
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Re: Armor on Orbi?

So, actually, it looks like one or more models of the Orbi may be getting Armor added, date TBD. Check on this board: https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/bd-p/en-home-armor and, specifically, this post: https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/NETGEAR-Armor-powered-by-Bitdefender-Advanced-Cyber-T...

@BretD wrote:

Thanks for your question. For pricing, please refer to the article. 

The process of making this available on other routers has a lot to do with what chipsets and performance characteristics each device has. Each new device requires testing and regression to make sure it's all working correctly. There are several Nighthawk routers and Orbi WiFi Routers we are bringing this technology to, but are not announcing specifically which ones at this time. As more details become available we will announce here in the NETGEAR Forums. Thanks! [emphasis added]


 

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bigfellanz
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Re: Armor on Orbi?


@randomousity wrote:

I think that must have either been premature on Netgear's part listing the Orbi, or a mistake. Either way, there are only two router models listed there now (Nighthawk AC2300 R7000P and AC1900 R6900P). It would be interesting if they add the Orbi to the list of compatible devices, but it doesn't seem to be available now, which would explain the lack of instructions for installation/configuration/activation.


So I still see four routers - https://imgur.com/a/m6Mm0fI 

 

Actually, to make this a bit wierder, on my machine it's browser dependent whether the Orbi shows up, but even when it isn't visible it's still in the page source.

 

The Orbi Voice was announced three months ago, so it's unlikely it's a hangover from the original Armor annoucement.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Armor on Orbi?

You link isn't working:

"

Zoinks! You've taken a wrong turn.

Let's split up, gang. If you're looking for an image, it's probably been deleted or may not have existed at all."


@bigfellanz wrote:

@randomousity wrote:

I think that must have either been premature on Netgear's part listing the Orbi, or a mistake. Either way, there are only two router models listed there now (Nighthawk AC2300 R7000P and AC1900 R6900P). It would be interesting if they add the Orbi to the list of compatible devices, but it doesn't seem to be available now, which would explain the lack of instructions for installation/configuration/activation.


So I still see four routers - https://imgur.com/a/m6Mm0fI 

 

Actually, to make this a bit wierder, on my machine it's browser dependent whether the Orbi shows up, but even when it isn't visible it's still in the page source.

 

The Orbi Voice was announced three months ago, so it's unlikely it's a hangover from the original Armor annoucement.

 

 


 

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FURRYe38
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bigfellanz
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Re: Armor on Orbi?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

You link isn't working:

"

Zoinks! You've taken a wrong turn.

Let's split up, gang. If you're looking for an image, it's probably been deleted or may not have existed at all."


@bigfellanz wrote:

@randomousity wrote:

I think that must have either been premature on Netgear's part listing the Orbi, or a mistake. Either way, there are only two router models listed there now (Nighthawk AC2300 R7000P and AC1900 R6900P). It would be interesting if they add the Orbi to the list of compatible devices, but it doesn't seem to be available now, which would explain the lack of instructions for installation/configuration/activation.


So I still see four routers - https://imgur.com/a/m6Mm0fI 

 

Actually, to make this a bit wierder, on my machine it's browser dependent whether the Orbi shows up, but even when it isn't visible it's still in the page source.

 

The Orbi Voice was announced three months ago, so it's unlikely it's a hangover from the original Armor annoucement.

 

 


 


Sorry, a space snuck onto the end of that link -https://imgur.com/a/m6Mm0fI

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randomousity
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Re: Armor on Orbi?

So, I see two Orbi models in the source code: the RBK50 and the RBK50V. But I loaded the page in both Chrome and Edge, and only the two Nighthawk models actually render on the page. Very odd. But my guess is, they're planning to add support for the RBK50 and 50V, but don't want to announce it or commit to a release date yet.

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