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RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

clvk07
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RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

Hi

 

I put the Orbi voice in extender mode, (had to flash the extender firmware) and now when I try to flash the orbi mode firmware it fails (upgrade failed check the file), any suggestion on how to revert back to satellite mode?   

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plemans
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

Flashing the firmware doesn't switch mode. There's 2 versions of firmware on the RBS40V and the satellite actually stores them both. It switches between them based off switching mode. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000061089/How-do-I-set-up-my-Orbi-Voice-in-Orbi-Mode

 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBE973S-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/100mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.

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CrimpOn
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

This is the original RBS40V, correct? (not the RBS40v-200?)

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CrimpOn
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode


@clvk07 wrote:

Hi

 

I put the Orbi voice in extender mode, (had to flash the extender firmware) and now when I try to flash the orbi mode firmware it fails (upgrade failed check the file), any suggestion on how to revert back to satellite mode?   


Did you attempt firmware load through the Orbi router Advanced Tab->Administration->Firmware Update-> Manual Tab, or by connecting directly to the RBS40V web page?

I love my Orbi.
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clvk07
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode


@CrimpOn wrote:

@clvk07 wrote:

Hi

 

I put the Orbi voice in extender mode, (had to flash the extender firmware) and now when I try to flash the orbi mode firmware it fails (upgrade failed check the file), any suggestion on how to revert back to satellite mode?   


Did you attempt firmware load through the Orbi router Advanced Tab->Administration->Firmware Update-> Manual Tab, or by connecting directly to the RBS40V web page?


 

Hi

 

Yes it is the original RBK40V.  I reseated the voice to factory settings, connected to the netgear_ext SSID IP 192.168.1.250 and then went to advanced, firmware manual upload 

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plemans
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

Flashing the firmware doesn't switch mode. There's 2 versions of firmware on the RBS40V and the satellite actually stores them both. It switches between them based off switching mode. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000061089/How-do-I-set-up-my-Orbi-Voice-in-Orbi-Mode

 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBE973S-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/100mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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clvk07
Tutor

Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode


@plemans wrote:

Flashing the firmware doesn't switch mode. There's 2 versions of firmware on the RBS40V and the satellite actually stores them both. It switches between them based off switching mode. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000061089/How-do-I-set-up-my-Orbi-Voice-in-Orbi-Mode

 


tried that all good, thanks 

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plemans
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Re: RBK50V Orbi Voice Can not go back to Satellite mode

Glad it fixed it for you!

Current setup: CM2000-> RBE973S-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/100mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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