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Orbi RBK40 & RBS50Y Compatibility

rakserv
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Orbi RBK40 & RBS50Y Compatibility

I have an Apple Airport Time Capsule that provide good coverage for most of my house, there are a few dead zones that I have wired ethernet (1GbE) close to and i also have low signal and throughput in my backyard.  I really have two objectives;

  1. I would like to run an Orbi in Access Point Mode to provide coverage to the dead spots -AND-
  2. I would like to improve the wireless signal in my backyard.

I wanted to know if i could:  

  1. Use the RBK40 - AC2200 to provide an access point for my existing apple time capsule network using ethernet backhaul -AND-
  2. If needed use the RBS50Y - Outdoor Satellite with the RBK40 routher

thank you,

 

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System, RBS50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Satellite Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK40 & RBS50Y Compatibility

You'll need to check with Apple to see if the Time capsule can be configured using LAN cableing. If it has a RJ45 LAN port, then I presume so.

The RBS50Y will connect to the RBR40 router for out door wifi support.

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rakserv
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Re: Orbi RBK40 & RBS50Y Compatibility

thank you for the information.  

the apple time capsule does in fact have 1GbE RJ45 ethernet ports.

Model: RBK40| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK40 & RBS50Y Compatibility

I would run the Orbi wifi only and not use the Apple wifi. This could cause additional interferences...

 

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