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Connect Orbi RBK20 base and satellite with ethernet

Hello,

 

I've two questions: 

 

1) I'd like to know if it's possible to connect the base and the satellite of Orbi RBK20 via the Ethernet port (there are too far away to be connected by wifi). 

 

2) Does it create any problem to connect a switch do the base to extand the number of ethernet ports? 


Thanks,

 

I. 

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Re: Connect Orbi RBK20 base and satellite with ethernet

Both situations will work. I prefer the wired backhaul and have a switched attached to both of my units.  Works great for me. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...

 

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP
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Re: Connect Orbi RBK20 base and satellite with ethernet

Yes you can:

https://kb.netgear.com/000051205/What-is-Ethernet-backhaul-and-how-do-I-set-it-up-on-my-Orbi-WiFi-Sy...

 

Just make sure the switch is non managed and non Green Ethernet. If you do have a managed switch, be sure ALL IGMP protocols are disabled on the managed switch. 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Connect Orbi RBK20 base and satellite with ethernet

Thanks for your answers! 

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Good luck. Smiley Wink


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Adding another wrinkle, I have an Orbi base station (router in AP mode) on the end of a Powerline Ethernet network.

 

Works fine.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Re: Connect Orbi RBK20 base and satellite with ethernet


@michaelkenward wrote:

Adding another wrinkle, I have an Orbi base station (router in AP mode) on the end of a Powerline Ethernet network.

 

Works fine.


@michaelkenward I've always been curious how powerline backhaul compares to the wireless backhaul for Orbi. My house is wired for gigabit so thats the route I've always went. Plus all the new arc fault breakers and gfci makes powerline not very effective in my house. It'd be interesting to see Orbi with integrated powerline for failover option.

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP
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