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Can Orbi configured to act as wireless bridge

KarstenG
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Can Orbi configured to act as wireless bridge

I have a RBR50 with the RBS50 setup. The Router creates a wifi network and is conected to a switch which in turn is connected to the internet gateway.

The satellite is rather far away and in turn connected to a switch as well which connects my office hardware via ethernet (aside from creating / extending the RBR's wifi network).

 

Question: I dont need the wifi network / RBR & RBS acting as wireless APs. The only thing I need is the Orbi's feature to powerfully bridge space where there is no chance to have a wired / ethernet connection (the backhaul is just great).

 

1/ Is there any way to configure the RBR / RBS so that a simple wireless bride is built that connects my remote office switch  to the IPS / the gateway-attached switch (if possible without creating a wifi network i.e disabling the access point functionality of the Orbis)? I have not found anything like this in the config shell.

 

2/ If yes: where do I find the settings / what needs to be done?

 

3/ if no: Any thoughts around workarounds (or do I have to stick to the APs turned on)?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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st_shaw
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Re: Can Orbi configured to act as wireless bridge

The Orbi backhaul already acts as a wireless bridge, just as you descrbe.

 

I believe if you simply turn off both the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi radios, then Orbi will operate as you desire.

 

Advanced --> Advanced Setup --> Wireless Setitngs --> uncheck "Enable Wireless Router Radio" on both 2.4 and 5 GHz

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