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Re: Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield

NabsG
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Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield

I have Plex sitting on a server behind orbi which is connected (wired) to a sky router. Orbi is unstable in AP mode and therefore is in a double nat situation. 

 

I cannot put the sky into a bridge mode. How do I get around this? 

 

Please walk me though and I am not very good with networks.

 

By the way the sky router sits on 192.168.0.1, and the orbi on 192.168.1.1.

 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield

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/26765/Disabled-Features-on-the-Router-when-set-to-AP-Mode

 

If you still want to use the Orbi in router mode, then try option #2. For easy use of Orbi with your ISP router, i would use option #3. 


@NabsG wrote:

I have Plex sitting on a server behind orbi which is connected (wired) to a sky router. Orbi is unstable in AP mode and therefore is in a double nat situation. 

 

I cannot put the sky into a bridge mode. How do I get around this? 

 

Please walk me though and I am not very good with networks.

 

By the way the sky router sits on 192.168.0.1, and the orbi on 192.168.1.1.

 

 


 

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weena90
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Re: Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield


@NabsG wrote:

I have Plex sitting on a server behind orbi which is connected (wired) to a sky router. Orbi is unstable in AP mode and therefore is in a double nat situation. 

 

I cannot put the sky into a bridge mode. How do I get around this? 

 

Please walk me though and I am not very good with networks. whatsapp

 

By the way the sky router sits on 192.168.0.1, and the orbi on 192.168.1.1.

 

 


Same thing happen with me.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield

Did you resolve your problem? 


@weena90 wrote:

@NabsG wrote:

I have Plex sitting on a server behind orbi which is connected (wired) to a sky router. Orbi is unstable in AP mode and therefore is in a double nat situation. 

 

I cannot put the sky into a bridge mode. How do I get around this? 

 

Please walk me though and I am not very good with networks. whatsapp

 

By the way the sky router sits on 192.168.0.1, and the orbi on 192.168.1.1.

 

 


Same thing happen with me.


 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Plex, Orbi, sky router and shield

Any progress on this? 


@NabsG wrote:

I have Plex sitting on a server behind orbi which is connected (wired) to a sky router. Orbi is unstable in AP mode and therefore is in a double nat situation. 

 

I cannot put the sky into a bridge mode. How do I get around this? 

 

Please walk me though and I am not very good with networks.

 

By the way the sky router sits on 192.168.0.1, and the orbi on 192.168.1.1.

 

 


 

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