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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

KaneB
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Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

I have a guest network setup in my orbi and as I understand, it seems to be able to see other devices in the network and a guest device can also potentially take all the bandwidth since I cannot throttle the guest network bandwidth.

 

My question is, what would be my best option if I want to create a totally separate secure guest network which will not compete against my main network bandwidth? Can I just buy a cheap router, connect it to an Orbi satellite and expose it as a new AP?

 

 

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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KaneB
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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

For the benefit of others, I can confirm this works as a setup.

I bought a cheap GL inet travel router from Amazon which is about £16. It is fully featured and has the ability to limit bandwidth using its QOS features.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

If the 2ndary router has the ability to control bandwidth there, then yes you could install another router for Guest only. You'd still be competing with bandwidth at the Orbi router and ISP services however. So the 2ndary router would need to have some options to help limit bandwidth at this point. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBK752(v.5) | Switches NG GS105/8 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, GS308v3

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KaneB
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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

Thank you for your response. 

 

Does Netgear have a router with bandwidth control on a hardware level? So instead of controlling it on a software level which they could potentially bypass. The actual hardware is only limited to a total of say 35mbps traffic?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

Not that I know of. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBK752(v.5) | Switches NG GS105/8 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, GS308v3

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KaneB
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Re: Creating a secure Guest network with Orbi

For the benefit of others, I can confirm this works as a setup.

I bought a cheap GL inet travel router from Amazon which is about £16. It is fully featured and has the ability to limit bandwidth using its QOS features.
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FURRYe38
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Enjoy. Smiley Wink

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router RBK752(v.5) | Switches NG GS105/8 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, GS308v3

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