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Orbi and BT Home Hub 4

jules2323
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Orbi and BT Home Hub 4

Hi,

 

My setup consists of a BT Openreach DSL box which in turn is connected via ethernet to my BT Home Hub 4. I have disabled wifi on the home hub and plugged my Orbi in .. in router mode. Everything seems to work but as expected... it has created a second 10.x subnet for the Orbi network.

 

My question is, should I switch to access mode on the Orbi or better still can I just remove the BT Home Hub and plug the Orbi router into the Openreach DSL box to simplify things and have everything back on the 192.x subnet?

 

 

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi and BT Home Hub 4

If you can bridge the modem/hub so that the Orbi router gets a public IP address, this would be preferred. If not, then if the modem/hub has a DMZ feature, you can use this feature on the modem for the Orbi routers IP address it gets from the modem/hub and use the Orbi router in router mode instead of AP mode. This helps with double NAT conditions.

 

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jules2323
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Re: Orbi and BT Home Hub 4

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunatly internet tells me BT Home Hub 4 does not support bridge mode. DMZ option looks limited.

So I guess, access point mode or I by something like a Netgear DM200 to replace the home hub 4?

 

Or live with the seperate subnet

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi and BT Home Hub 4

Give the DMZ a try...should work for Orbi in router mode.

I would check with your ISP first to see what they support or BYOM.

Some say that the DM200 is not a good modem.

 

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