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Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

bubbabmd
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Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

I recently bought an Orbi RBS760 system and installed it behind Starlink.  It works great.  However, I tried connecting my old RBR50 Orbi system to my neighbor's Starlink and could not get the Orbi to connect to the internet.  I looked around the web to see if there were compatibility issues but couldn't find anything.  Does any have any ideas on what I should do to make this work?  Or is it not compatible with Starlink?  Thanks.

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schumaku
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

What is the intention? You could operate Starlink with it's built-in (limited) NAT router, or connect the Orbi WAN (in router mode) to Starlink in Bypass Mode - almost like connecting a typical Cable Modem.

 

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bubbabmd
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

I did connect in bypass mode.  I had wifi, but no connectivity to the internet.  I had this system running for several years using Viasat as my ISP, with Viasat in bridge mode.  Initially, I tried a shortcut by not bringing the Orbi router back to factory settings.  After that didn't work, I did so, but ended up with the same result.  So, I'm unsure if this older RBR50 isn't compatible or if there's an Orbi router setting that I need to alter.

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schumaku
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

Plain IP, pure simple DHCP on the WAN side - no PPPoE or the like encapsulation, no authentication, ...

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bubbabmd
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Compatibility with Starlink

OK.  I'll give it a try.  Thanks!

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