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Can I use my Orbi RBK50 and RBS50 with Verizon's 5G Home Internet Modem/Router?

WiseSilverWolf
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Can I use my Orbi RBK50 and RBS50 with Verizon's 5G Home Internet Modem/Router?

So I just switched from Comcast where I was using a Motorola SB8200 cable modem along with my Netgear Orbi RBK50 Router and 1 RBS50 Satellite as a mesh system in my house but I was wondering if I could still use my Netgear Orbi system to cover some dead spots in the house that arent covered by my Verizon 5G Modem/Router... if they work how would I go about doing the setup? 

 

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FURRYe38
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Re: Can I use my Orbi RBK50 and RBS50 with Verizon's 5G Home Internet Modem/Router?

Your ISP Modem already has a built in router and wifi. This would be a double NAT (two router) condition which isn't recommended. https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT
https://kb.netgear.com/30187/How-to-fix-issues-with-Double-NAT
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only 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/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through 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 first...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and RBK752 | 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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FURRYe38
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Re: Can I use my Orbi RBK50 and RBS50 with Verizon's 5G Home Internet Modem/Router?

Your ISP Modem already has a built in router and wifi. This would be a double NAT (two router) condition which isn't recommended. https://kb.netgear.com/30186/What-is-Double-NAT
https://kb.netgear.com/30187/How-to-fix-issues-with-Double-NAT
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only 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/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through 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 first...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM1200 Modem |  Wifi Router Orbi RBK853 (Router Mode), Wired Backhaul and RBK752 | 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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Timtech
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Re: Can I use my Orbi RBK50 and RBS50 with Verizon's 5G Home Internet Modem/Router?

Yes, make sure you get the latest firmware.  

I have and had the exact same set up as you.

 

I disable DHCP then set it to passthrough on the new firmware on the 5G.. Then you need to use Port 2 on the Verizon 5G and connect that to the same port as your cable modem use to go though on the Orbi.

 

I swap back and forth between Xfinity and Verizon now with no changes outside of what I plug into the Orbi as the modem.

 

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