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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

nailman107
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How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

Hi, I have 2 RBS50 on my network and want to monitor them by their hostnames rather than by their dynamic IP addresses. The hostname of both satellites is rbs50. Can this hostname be changed or is it hard wired?

Regards, Michael 

Model: RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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Roamabout
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

I named them Sat1 and Sat2 and this is how they look in the browser with the fully specified name.

 

http://rbs50-sat2.home/status.htm

http://rbs50-sat1.home/status.htm

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sunildax
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

Navigate to Attached Devices page. Click on the SAT you wish to change the name. You will be presented the Edit Device page. Make the change and click on Apply.

 

Not just the SATs, you can change the name of any connected device.

 Rename.jpg

 

Edit.jpg

 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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nailman107
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

Changing the device name is not what I was looking for. 

The Orbi devices have a build-in web server where you log in with "admin" and your password. My router for example can be reached by the url "http://rbr50.fritz.box" (on my local home network). So "rbr50" is the hostname. For the two RBS50 satellites the hostname is rbs50. But when I enter "http://rbs50.fritz.box" I never can tell which device will answer. I need to change one of the hostnames. Hostnames can not include spaces. I hope this helps to clearify my request.

Model: RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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Roamabout
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

My Orbi system is set up in AP mode behind a Verizon router and I was able to configure a different host name for the sat's in the router config. Not quite the same as setting the host name in the Linux OS on the Orbi but it achieved the desired result.

 

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nailman107
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

@Roamabout so how does the URL now look like when you want to connect to your satellite via browser?

Model: RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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Roamabout
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

I named them Sat1 and Sat2 and this is how they look in the browser with the fully specified name.

 

http://rbs50-sat2.home/status.htm

http://rbs50-sat1.home/status.htm

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nailman107
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Re: How to change hostname on a 2nd Orbi Satellite RBS50?

That's it! Thanks a lot!

Best regards

Michael

Model: RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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