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orbi with RaX120


orbi with RaX120



anyone can confirm me if this will work?

i have the RAX120 Router at the moment but willing to extend the coverage and i was thinking about the Orbi wifi 6 AX6000

will these both systems work together?

can it be configured that the Rax120 will be an extra meshpoint?



Model: RAX120|Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi Router
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Re: orbi with RaX120

No, the rax won't work as an extra mesh point. Its not a mesh router. 

you can use it and go:  RAX--->mesh system (in access point mode)

And use the RAX as the primary router. Then you just set the rax wireless to different channels from the mesh system (to prevent interference). You'd also want a seperate ssid name because devices connected to the RAX wouldn't roam like the mesh system would. It would allow you to retain the rax and use it either as a backup or even as a way to offload the mesh system from things like IoT devices or streamers that don't move. 


Current setup: CM2000-> RBE973S-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
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Re: orbi with RaX120

Please visit and post about  any Orbi AX information over in the Orbi AX forum:

The RAX could be the main host router with it's wifi radios disabled an the Orbi setup for AP mode. 

The RAX can't be used as a satellie. 


Thank you.

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