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connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Shaqz
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connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

I just got a "new" orbi set . I have just set up a rbr50 with 2 rbs50 and one rbs20 satellites. It is working fine but i would like to extend the range.
 
I used to have a rbr20 with two rbs20 satellites. These are not add on satellites. It came in a set.
 
I am trying to connect the two rbs20 satellites with the rbr 50 but can't make it work. They are working with the rbr20. I have tried resetting , but they won't connect. They get connected to rbr20 automatically if i turn it on though.
 
How can I pair them with my new RBR50? Is there a way to do it or do I have to two wifi, and run the rbr20+2 satelites in AP mode?
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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Do a Factory Reset on the satellite you want to move to the new system.  Then, go through the Add Orbi Satellite (bottom menu item) on the Orbi web browser interface (http://orbilogin.net 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

I tried with factory reset. With a pin on the back?

 

I have to use the orbilologin.com?

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Yes.  Pin in the tiny "Reset" hole on the back.

Unless you follow the directions on the web interface, the satellite will simply wait for the original router to appear.

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Shaqz
Aspirant

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

I still can't make it work. Keep on getting solid magneta color the satellite. 

 

For how long should i reset. Untill the small light it blinks amber? 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Keep on not making it. 

 

Should i hold in the sync button all the time? Or is it any other thing that i am doing wrong? 

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KevinLiT
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Hello Shaqz,

 

Welcome to the NETGEAR Community!

 

Please try resetting the satellites then, administer the syncing process when the satellites are next to your RBR50. Please SYNC one satellite at a time for the best results. Please ensure that all satellites are on the same firmware. 

 

Please navigate to the link below for additional information about adding your satellite to your existing Orbi system via your Orbi app:

How do I connect a satellite to my Orbi router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support 

 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

 

Best,

Kevin

Community Team

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Thank you. 

 

I have tried that. 

 

I have a new set of RBR50. With 3 satellites. These 3 I managed to connect. One of these were a rbs20 adon. This is connected aswell. 

 

But the problem is to connect my old RBS20 satelittes to the rbr 50. 

 

I have tried factory resetting and syncing several times, without getting anything else than solid magneta light. 

 

Would appreciate all solutions to solve this. 

Thanks. 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

After resetting the sattelite. 

the power light is blinking red and ring is blinking white. 

It is said that i should wait til it is solid white before i sync. For how long should i wait. It is around 15 minuttes now....

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20


@Shaqz wrote:

After resetting the sattelite. 

the power light is blinking red and ring is blinking white. 


This is not good.  Do both of the RBS20 satellites do this?

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

just one of them. 

power flashes red and the ring flashes white. What does this mean? came after resetting

 

the other power light is solid green and the ring flashes white. waiting for it to stop flashing white and get solid white. Then i can try  to sync this. and then turned solid magneta. can i try to sync ut now? it says it should be solid white 

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CrimpOn
Guru

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Yes. Go for it.
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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

It didn't work. 

 

I restarted the flashing the red flashing one. Did a new factory reset. And it is alive again. But can not connect to the rbr50. It turns to solid magneta. 

 

When i start them. They flash white. And then turn to magneta. 

I have tried syncing them while flashing, and while solid magneta. But does not work any of them. 

Looks like they are to faithful and just want the old rbr20. 

 

Is there anyone that knows a way to sync them to a the new router i set up. rbr50??

 

would be forever thankful, if i someone would help out. Thanks. 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Please, red the further post. IIf you have any idea what to do please let me know. thanks. 

Message 14 of 20
KevinLiT
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Hello Shaqz,

 

Thank you for your post!

 

Which firmware is currently installed on your router and satellites?

 

Best,

Kevin

Community Team

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Shaqz
Aspirant

Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

They all have the same firmware

 

V2.7.3.22

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Versjon

V2.7.3.22

 

I just connected the old RBR20 set with the satellites. It automatically finds this satellites. And both satellites are working. 

 

 

But the rbr50 can not find these satellites??? IT has to be a way of fixing this? 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

I am trying to update it all to 2.7.4.24. 

 

Do i have to reset the satellites afterwards or will this make them go back to the old versjon? 

 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Great. After the firmware update it works fine. 

 

Is it possible to turn rbr20 into a rbs20 sattelite, if install the rbs20 firm on it? 

 

Thanks. 

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Shaqz
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Re: connect satellites from one orbi set to another RBR50 set with RBS20

Thanks for all help. at least 10 hours used to fix it, but now i have great speed all over the house 😄

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