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Orbi 2.4Ghz Outdoor Smart Plug activation


Orbi 2.4Ghz Outdoor Smart Plug activation

I ugraded to Orbi because my ancient Airport Express & Airport Extreme is showing its age.  I purchased a smart plug for my first foray into home automation.  I spent hours going over the troubleshooting online in forums all over.  I tried it all including lowering the 5Ghz to 25%, command line stuff, chanting and begging as well as bad language.  Finally, I plugged the old Airport express in updated it in Airport utility to another name, ran through connecting it one more time and BAM, IT WORKS!  


Smart Device: "Outdoor Smart Plug, Acenx Wifi 2 Outlets Plug Waterproof Compatible with Alexa and Google Home" from Amazon

Orbi:  RBK35S

Computer: iMac

Phone: iPhone XR

Controlling Software:  Smart Life by Tuya


Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: Orbi 2.4Ghz Outdoor Smart Plug activation

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My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RBE973S and SXK30; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MK93S, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000,

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