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Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

NeoVN
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Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

I have some problems about setup my Orbi RBK53S network.

I had 1 RBK53S (1 x RBR50 and 2 x RBS50) and I bought one more RBS50.

So I had 1 x RBR50 and 3 x RBS50.

My system running firmware v2.3.5.30

When I setup my wifi system, everything is good. My system is map like this link.

https://ibb.co/6NLyLkf

I can connect app Orbi by my phone, check firmware update by PC when I using wifi connection from the RBR50 and 3 x RBS50.

But the problem is when I plugin the Lan cable into 3 satellites, I got this map like this link.

https://ibb.co/hCL9PxL

The satellite 2 and satellite 3 connected Lan, both of them disconnected with the wifi.

When I using phone to connect wifi to satellite 2 and satellite 3, I still can connect to internet. But I can not connect to Orbi app on my phone. I only can connect to Orbi app when I using wifi from RBR50 or satellite 1.

I used my PC connect to Orbi control pannel, I saw my satellite 1 connect wire. Satellite 2 and satellite 3 connect 5G. I pinged my PC to all satellites and I can make sure both of them were connecting wire because ping <1ms.

I only can check firmware update for my RBR50 and satellite 1. Satellite 2 and satellite 3 were “waiting for connection”

I tried to reset all of my Orbi system. (RBR50 and 3 satellites)

But I still get the same problem. Only the 1st satellite connect Lan can still get wifi mesh. The 2nd satellite and the 3rd satellite after connect Lan will disconnect from the wifi.

Anyone can help me to fix this problem?

 

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too?
Is the Orbi system operating in Router or AP mode?
What is the Mfr and model# of the ethernet switch if one is in the configuration.

 

How are the RBS connected via ethernet to the RBR? Directly or via a ethernet LAN switch?

https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...
https://kb.netgear.com/31030/What-do-the-LEDs-on-my-Orbi-mean

 

Is Daisy Chain disabled? Should be for ethernet RBS connections. 


@NeoVN wrote:

I have some problems about setup my Orbi RBK53S network.

I had 1 RBK53S (1 x RBR50 and 2 x RBS50) and I bought one more RBS50.

So I had 1 x RBR50 and 3 x RBS50.

My system running firmware v2.3.5.30

When I setup my wifi system, everything is good. My system is map like this link.

https://ibb.co/6NLyLkf

I can connect app Orbi by my phone, check firmware update by PC when I using wifi connection from the RBR50 and 3 x RBS50.

But the problem is when I plugin the Lan cable into 3 satellites, I got this map like this link.

https://ibb.co/hCL9PxL

The satellite 2 and satellite 3 connected Lan, both of them disconnected with the wifi.

When I using phone to connect wifi to satellite 2 and satellite 3, I still can connect to internet. But I can not connect to Orbi app on my phone. I only can connect to Orbi app when I using wifi from RBR50 or satellite 1.

I used my PC connect to Orbi control pannel, I saw my satellite 1 connect wire. Satellite 2 and satellite 3 connect 5G. I pinged my PC to all satellites and I can make sure both of them were connecting wire because ping <1ms.

I only can check firmware update for my RBR50 and satellite 1. Satellite 2 and satellite 3 were “waiting for connection”

I tried to reset all of my Orbi system. (RBR50 and 3 satellites)

But I still get the same problem. Only the 1st satellite connect Lan can still get wifi mesh. The 2nd satellite and the 3rd satellite after connect Lan will disconnect from the wifi.

Anyone can help me to fix this problem?

 


 

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NeoVN
Aspirant

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

My router is Draytek.

Orbi system running as AP.

My switch and hub are gigabite.

Draytek connect to RBR50 and switch

RBR50 connect to RBS50 (satellite 1)

switch connect to RBS50 (satellite 2)

RBS50 (satellite 2) connect to RBS50 (satellite 3).

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

What is the Mfr and model# of the ethernet switch in the configuration?

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NeoVN
Aspirant

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

What is MFR mean???
The Switch model Linksys LGS108.
Message 5 of 9
CrimpOn
Guru

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

Maybe "Manufacturer"?

Message 6 of 9
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

MFr is Manufacturer. 

 

Not fully sure if this model switch is managed or not. I don't believe so. Thought it has some features that maybe incompatible with Orbi:

  • QoS
  • Meets EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) 802.3az standard

I would remove this switch temporarily and test with RBS directly connected to the RBR to see if there are differences in behavior. Non manged and non Green Ethernet switches are preferred for use with Orbi if possible. 


@NeoVN wrote:
What is MFR mean???
The Switch model Linksys LGS108.

 

Message 7 of 9
NeoVN
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Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

I tested alot ways.
I think something going wrong in the firmware.
Because my network system is working good. I can connect wifi and Lan to internet with the best speed.
Hope the next firmware can slove my problem.
Message 8 of 9
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBK53S Wifi Mesh and Lan Mesh problem.

I would remove this switch temporarily and test with RBS directly connected to the RBR to see if there are differences in behavior. Non manged and non Green Ethernet switches are preferred for use with Orbi if possible. 

 

My system is set up for LAN backhaul. Not seeing this issue iwth my RBS connected this way. 3 LAN switched in the middle as well. 

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