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Re: Using Orbi as a Bluetooth extender

NorbM
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Using Orbi as a Bluetooth extender

It would be great to be able to use the Orbi built in Bluetooth radios to extend bluetooth reach throughout a home.

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rhester72
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Re: Using Orbi as a Bluetooth extender

What built-in Bluetooth radios?  I'm not aware of any.

 

Besides that, Bluetooth is quite necessarily point-to-point, from a security perspective.

 

Rodney

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NorbM
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Re: Using Orbi as a Bluetooth extender

The Orbi has a Bluetooth Radio. If you can use those radios as Bluetooth extenders it would help with home automation devices (they just need to be close to an orbi pod.
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rhester72
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Re: Using Orbi as a Bluetooth extender

If you're referring to the SmallNetBuilder teardown, they were wrong.  Yes, it's on the SoC, but not enabled, and you certainly can't use it with a phone app (or anything else) for setup...that's done entirely via web UI.

 

Even if you could somehow enable the radio, you *still* can't extend with it.

 

 

Rodney

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