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Orbi and Nighthawk MR1100


Orbi and Nighthawk MR1100

In the mountain area that I have recently moved to, I can NOT receive internet service through a cable or internet provider.  I have to increase our data plan with AT&T mobile service and use basically a “hotspot” for service in the house for PCs and smart TVs etc.    

 The device that I use is Netgear Nighthawk® LTE Mobile Hotspot Router.  It does have an ethernet port on the device.  I do have a Wi-Fi network, however there is no Wi-Fi router, the network is created through the Nighthawk device.

I have read a lot about “Mesh Networks” and the devices that are used to extend the service.  I have a 3 story house and have “dead spots” throughout the house.

Is the ORBI device, that your company offers, compatible with the Nighthawk mentioned above?


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Re: Orbi and Nighthawk MR1100

It's possible you can try it. IF it has a LAN port on the mobile modem/router, and if you can disable the wifi SSID on that modem, I would set up the Orbi AP mode and use the modem as your main host router. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX30 Gateway Mode | Wifi Router and RBK853 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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