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Cazman4
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BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

Hi (UK user)

 

I can’t access my Plex server since moving to Orbi server through SKY. I understand I can’t put SKY Hub in bridge mode so I’m toying with the idea of purchasing a BT modem via eBay. If I do this how easy is the set up or is it a simple plug and play type thing?

 

I had previously used Airport express and had no issues accessing plex but as orbi is a router I assume that’s why I’m having issues.

 

Thanks in advance.

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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ekhalil
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Re: BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

You can also set Orbi in AP mode, if router functionality is provided by your ISP router and you're happy with the provided routing features.

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My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK50 AC3000, Router Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBK852 AX6000, Router Mode, Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Cazman4
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Re: BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

Then you can’t use a lot of the features and it still didn’t work either when trying to access outside of network.

 

thanks

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FURRYe38
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Re: BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

Modem Combo Units:
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge mode. Then use the Orbi router in router mode. You'll need to contact the ISP for help and information in regards to the modem being bridged correctly.
2. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. Then you can use the Orbi router in Router mode.
3. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, 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

 

Try Option #2...


@Cazman4 wrote:

Hi (UK user)

 

I can’t access my Plex server since moving to Orbi server through SKY. I understand I can’t put SKY Hub in bridge mode so I’m toying with the idea of purchasing a BT modem via eBay. If I do this how easy is the set up or is it a simple plug and play type thing?

 

I had previously used Airport express and had no issues accessing plex but as orbi is a router I assume that’s why I’m having issues.

 

Thanks in advance.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Cazman4
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Re: BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

I’ll give option 2 a go. Thank you.

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FURRYe38
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Re: BT modem, sky fibre, orbi and Plex

You should be good. 

Please attached any pictures as attached files as it takes a bit longer for embedded pictures to get approved by forum moderators. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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