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Orbi RBR50 release external IP

espressodaily
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Orbi RBR50 release external IP

How do I tell the orb to release/renew its external IP? I found article for other netgear routers but nothing for Orbi

Model: A6100|WiFi USB Mini Adapter, RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi RBR50 release external IP

It would help to know the reason for doing this.

 

There is a "Reboot" option on the Orbi web interface, Advanced Tab Home Page.  Also, powering off and back on will cause the Orbi to request DHCP.  There is probably a telnet command, but I have not found it.

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espressodaily
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Re: Orbi RBR50 release external IP

rebooting did not work. Verizon FIOS was useless, they said they can't help because I am using my own router.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Jetdrive
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Re: Orbi RBR50 release external IP

Unless you change your MAC address, you will usually end up with same IP address as you had. Is that your purpose for renewing, to get a different IP?

 

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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi RBR50 release external IP

This forum has been a great place to learn things about networking.  My experience also has been that "releasing" an IP using DHCP and then asking for a lease usually results in getting the same IP.

 

The Orbi web interface provides a place to test this.  The Internet Setup page allows the user to specify any MAC address for the Orbi to use.  My guess is that this is a mechanism to allow the Orbi to impersonate the previous router, so that the ISP is unaware that the customer has swapped in a new router.  (I have no idea how one would come up with a MAC address that is 100% guaranteed not to duplicate an existing MAC address, but the chances are pretty low.)

 

I'm still interested to learn what has caused the request.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 release external IP

What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too? Built in router here by chance? If so, This would be a double NAT condition which isn't recommended. https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT
https://kb.netgear.com/30187/How-to-fix-issues-with-Double-NAT
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only mode. Then use the Orbi router in router mode. You'll need to contact the ISP for help and information in regards to the modem being bridged correctly.
2. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. Then you can use the Orbi router in Router mode.
3. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, configure AP mode on the Orbi router. https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop 

 

Be way to release and renew would be to turn OFF the Orbi RBR for 1 minute. Also I would power OFF the ISP modem/ONT for 1 minute as well. This can sometimes cause the modem to get a new IP address from the ISP. 


@espressodaily wrote:

How do I tell the orb to release/renew its external IP? I found article for other netgear routers but nothing for Orbi


 

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