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Orbi - backhaul and fronthaul

FWIW
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Orbi - backhaul and fronthaul

This article fails to answer the question "What is Ethernet backhaul?" https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy... Can someone explain please? does wired backhaul replace the wireless link between router and satellite? Is it two-way?

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schumaku
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@FWIW wrote:

does wired backhaul replace the wireless link between router and satellite?


Yes.

 

@FWIW wrote:

 Is it two-way?

Yes.

 

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FURRYe38
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that article says "Delivering data to your devices is one thing, but getting it back to whichever node is connected to an outside access point (like your modem) is another thing entirely. This return is known as "backhaul," and it's an important aspect that shouldn't be overlooked when choosing a mesh system." -- therefore backhaul is one-way. Yes?

 

Where's a hardcore network engineer when you need one, eh? 🙂

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Are you going to set up wired back haul? 

Most any networking over RJ45 is bi-directional. 

 


@FWIW wrote:

that article says "Delivering data to your devices is one thing, but getting it back to whichever node is connected to an outside access point (like your modem) is another thing entirely. This return is known as "backhaul," and it's an important aspect that shouldn't be overlooked when choosing a mesh system." -- therefore backhaul is one-way. Yes?

 

Where's a hardcore network engineer when you need one, eh? 🙂

 

 


 

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@FURRYe38 wrote:

Are you going to set up wired back haul? 

Most any networking over RJ45 is bi-directional. 


 

 I'm trying to determine what backhaul is.  I'm getting conflicting answers.  Netwgear does not provide the definition in their article.


 

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FURRYe38
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Well not sure if you will get much from NG. 

Here wikipedias definitiion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backhaul_(telecommunications)

 

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schumaku
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@FWIW wrote:

that article says "Delivering data to your devices is one thing, but getting it back to whichever node is connected to an outside access point (like your modem) is another thing entirely. This return is known as "backhaul," and it's an important aspect that shouldn't be overlooked when choosing a mesh system." -- therefore backhaul is one-way. Yes?


No, of course not: It is bi-directional, simple Gigabit Ethernet network. Don't believe all the (mostly unqualified bla blah) words you read in these many Internet and paper publications (with many not worth the paper). 

 

Hardcore network engineers deploy a wired switched network and install wireless access points to it, probably with multiple SSID to access dedicated security zones represented by 802.1Q VLANs and the related routing and security gateways. Backhaul and fronthaul are mostly used other kind of networks, e.g for mobiles with 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies  8-)

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