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mgil1
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DNIWIFI

ORBI RBR50

firmware 2.2.1.10

OSMac

 

I have installed an RBR50 router with 4 internal satellites RBS50 (2 backhauled) and one external RBY50 and there is a sixth RBS50 that has configured itself with its own SSID ORBI78 with password and a netgear guest network.

 

In trying to clean the conbfig up it appears the router RBR50 is now transmitting an SSID called DNIWIFI which has no security associated with it-how do I get rid of this or put security on it>?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

Many Thanks - really helpful....

 

I've tried to reboot but it eventually reappears - will have to do a full reset across the whole system to find the problem when I have spare time - I suspect its linked to the last satellite that set up itsown SSID and didn't link into the main router

 

Thanks again

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Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
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Re: DNIWIFI

The first step is to confirm that this rouge WiFi is actually being broadcast from the RBR50.  Most Wi-Fi analyzer programs will provide a list of SSID's along with MAC address.  (I use WiFi Analyzer on Android.  I'm sure there are equivalent apps for iPhone.)  Does this MAC address match the RBR50's MAC address?  (The "Attached Devices" page shows the MAC address of the router and satellites.) 

 

A Google search for "DNI WIFI" turns up references to Xerox work center laser printers.

 

Did you deliberately not sync the last DNS50 with the router, or did it refuse to?  I have no idea if there is a maximum number of satellites.  Six seems to be "a lot."

I love my Orbi.
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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

Thanks for the advice - yes the DNIWIFI SSID has the same IP address as the RBR50 router

 

I've turned off the printer and DNIWIFI is still transmitting without any security

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

OK, the wi-fi analyzer was good - I've figured out it is the RBR50 router and its over the 5Ghz frequency at the far end of around 100 

 

it also seems to drop in and out ...

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
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Re: DNIWIFI


@mgil1 wrote:

I've turned off the printer and DNIWIFI is still transmitting without any security


Wow, was this actually a Xerox printer?  Could there be another one nearby?  This type of printer isn't one of those devices where "off" doesn't actually mean OFF is it?  (Like, "I'm not printing now, but I hear everything you say.")

 

Tracking down the exact frequency is a good step.  The Orbi only broadcasts a 5G SSID in channels from 36 to 48.  The "backhaul" 5G channels are above 100 but do not broadcast an SSID.   ekhalil has written up a great explanation of the Orbi radios in this post: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Understanding-Orbi-Radio-Fronthaul-Backhaul/m-p/1671092

 

I have never heard of Orbi broadcasting an SSID that is not in the Wireless Setup.

 

I love my Orbi.
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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

Ignore Printer posts - that was a red herring - I have a HP and it definitely is not the source of DNIWIFI - this SSID is definitely coming from the Orbi RBR 50 router on 5 GHz and at channel 100....

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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mgil1
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I've figured out the DNIWIFI rogue SSID is being transmitted on the same channel and frequency as the 'Hidden Network' the Orbi creates for connecting the satellites (I guess) I've attached a snapshot of the outpout from the Analyzer

 

Screenshot 2019-03-24 at 08.46.13.jpg

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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ekhalil
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Re: DNIWIFI

The DNI config is the process of setting the user, country, network,.... etc specific parameters in Orbi.

If you see a DNIWIFI network (I've seen this recently in my router) then this simply means that the start process was not correctly completed in the Orbi Router.

A simple cure to this is to reboot the router.

You can read more about the DNI config process by printing the config file using telnet:

root@RBR50:/# cat /etc/dni-wifi-config

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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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

Many Thanks - really helpful....

 

I've tried to reboot but it eventually reappears - will have to do a full reset across the whole system to find the problem when I have spare time - I suspect its linked to the last satellite that set up itsown SSID and didn't link into the main router

 

Thanks again

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Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

This Orbvi 50 system is frustrating as it is brilliant once you get it stabilised!

 

I've finally figured out the problem - which also creates other issues like Satellite 'Waiting for Connection'

 

Final solution was to do a full Reinstall of the Router RBR50 - you do NOT have to reinstall the satellites - just turn them all off - and follow following

 

Reset RBR50 Router with the pin in the reset socket until it flashes amber - I gave it 20 seconds as even that procedure can be temperamental.

 

Then reset just the router up with whatever passords you orgininally had (this may not matter but may help with the syncing)

 

then turn each satellite on in turn - resynch each one and give each about 10 minutes to stabilise

 

then goto Admin/Firmware update and see if they're all connected

 

Note on the first reboot of the router I got the DNIWIFI network up again so had to reset a second time

 

Everything is now stable with 6 datellites including the outdoor one Smiley Happy

Model: CATRBR50-100NAS|Orbi Premium CAT5e Flat Ethernet Cable
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FURRYe38
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Re: DNIWIFI

Be sure to save off a new backup config file for safe keeping. If you need to reset again, you can re-load the back up from file and be up and running sooner than later. Smiley Wink


@mgil1 wrote:

This Orbvi 50 system is frustrating as it is brilliant once you get it stabilised!

 

I've finally figured out the problem - which also creates other issues like Satellite 'Waiting for Connection'

 

Final solution was to do a full Reinstall of the Router RBR50 - you do NOT have to reinstall the satellites - just turn them all off - and follow following

 

Reset RBR50 Router with the pin in the reset socket until it flashes amber - I gave it 20 seconds as even that procedure can be temperamental.

 

Then reset just the router up with whatever passords you orgininally had (this may not matter but may help with the syncing)

 

then turn each satellite on in turn - resynch each one and give each about 10 minutes to stabilise

 

then goto Admin/Firmware update and see if they're all connected

 

Note on the first reboot of the router I got the DNIWIFI network up again so had to reset a second time

 

Everything is now stable with 6 datellites including the outdoor one Smiley Happy


 

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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mgil1
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Re: DNIWIFI

Great advice - wasn't awareof that feature - you have saved me a whole lot more grief for the next time I have to reinstall

 

Thank you

Model: CATRBR50-100NAS|Orbi Premium CAT5e Flat Ethernet Cable
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FURRYe38
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Re: DNIWIFI

Smiley Wink


@mgil1 wrote:

Great advice - wasn't awareof that feature - you have saved me a whole lot more grief for the next time I have to reinstall

 

Thank you


 

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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