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Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

Arman1973
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Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

Hello all,

I just got RBR50 model and i have a Bell Home hub 3000 modem/router with 1gb service.

In the back of my modem i have a WAN port, do i connect the Orbi to that port or any of the LAN ports?

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

Yes, connec the Yellow WAN port the one of the free open LAN ports on your MODEM/Router.

 

FYI, Modem Combo Units:
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
https://kb.netgear.com/19863/Ping-Test-to-determine-Optimal-MTU-Size-on-Router


@Arman1973 wrote:

Hello all,

I just got RBR50 model and i have a Bell Home hub 3000 modem/router with 1gb service.

In the back of my modem i have a WAN port, do i connect the Orbi to that port or any of the LAN ports?


 

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Arman1973
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Re: Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

Do i have to disable the WPS also? I just want the Hub 3000 act as a modem and Orbi take care of the rest.

 

Thanks for your fast reply

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

ALL Wifi on the ISP Modem should be fully turn off. 

Contact the ISP to help you configure the ISP modem for modem only mode. 

Try the other suggestions if modem mode can't be done. 

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Retired_Member
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Re: Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000


@FURRYe38 wrote:


This would be a double NAT condition which isn't recommended.

 

IMHO....NG should state this as..."This would be a double NAT condition and unless your ISP requires use of their modem/router combo, it is strongly discouraged."

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR50 with Bell Home Hub 3000

Any progress on this? 


@Arman1973 wrote:

Do i have to disable the WPS also? I just want the Hub 3000 act as a modem and Orbi take care of the rest.

 

Thanks for your fast reply


 

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