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Re: Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

a2fontaines
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Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

hello, I have ORBI RBK50 Solution Unique Wifi Multi-Room AC6000.

 

I have a internet box which doesn't work in "bridge mode" so I put the Orbi in "bridge mode".

I have :

- the Orbi router and the internet box in the kitchen connected in ethernet

- the Orbi router and Orbi satellite connecting in wifi

- the TV and NAS connected on the ethernet ports of the satellite.

 

My question is simple : is the setup good for the NAS or should I put it behind the Orbi router  ?

-> I do not know if this setup just move the data through the "switch" of the satellite... or if it makes the data go on wifi from the NAS back to the Orbi router (in bridge mode) to reach the internet box router...  and then finally back to the TV, again on wifi

-> the 2nd option would make 2 wifi communications to play a multimedia file... which is obviously not optimal...

 

Forget me, it is not very IT speaking, but I hope you will understand my question... 😉

 

Aloys

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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eljarviso
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Re: Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

Out the NAS on the satellite as these two devices will be using it the most and you’ll avoid the wireless backhaul. The optimal solution would be to connect the satellite via Ethernet and then dump your NAS on your “Core” switch (either the main Orbi or the device doing your routing.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

For optimal and recommeded performances with NAS, connect the NAS behind a Gb LAN switch thats connected behind the Orbi router. 

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a2fontaines
Tutor

Re: Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

sorry @eljarviso I did not get the "out" word.

And there is no option to put an ethernet between the Orbi router and orbi satellite... otherwise, i would have bought only a switch and not an Orbi system 😉

 

For @FURRYe38 , i do not have a GB Lan switch...

 

So the question is quite simple -> should I put the NAS on the ethernet port of the Orbi Router or on the ethernet port of the Orbi satellite ? 😉 (i recall that the TV that will be playing content from the NAS is connected with ethernet on the satellite)

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FURRYe38
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Re: Question for optimal setup (NAS positioning : router or satellite ?)

Gb LAN switches are inexpensive. 

 

Try the NAS connected to the RBR first then test the configuration. 

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