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Re: RBR853 - Disable NAT/ routing / DHCP server, but keep Mesh?

packet_gnome
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RBR853 - Disable NAT/ routing / DHCP server, but keep Mesh?

Hello all.

 

I have an RBR853 mesh set up at home.  Works well.

 

I am looking to place the RBR853 mesh network behind a firewall, which will be doing NAT and routing outound (towards Internet - multiple uplinks) and inbound (looking to break out multiple VLANs via a switch to segent the inside home network).

 

In this scerario, I would prefer to eliminate the layer of NAT, routing, and DHCP service provided by the RBR853 base, and have these services provided by the firewall instead.  I am aware that I can turn the Orbi system into AP-only mode, which would do this - BUT my question is, if I switch the Orbi system to AP-only mode, do I lose the mesh capability of the Orbi system?

 

Dave

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FURRYe38
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Re: RBR853 - Disable NAT/ routing / DHCP server, but keep Mesh?

Configure AP mode on the Orbi router. https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop

 

No, AP mode still runs MESH configuration. 

 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK752 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and R8500 | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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