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Have Orbi - want to use Nighthawk for backup and media server

Hi,

 

I'm very pleased with the better coverage of my new Orbi system.  However I'm missing the features of media server and ReadyShare backup which this doesn't offer.  I do have my Nighthawk which this system replaced.  Is there a way I can hook it up so it can continue to provide those functions without competing or usurping Orbi?  If you know what I should do, please let me know.  Specific steps are really welcomed!

 

Thank you in advance.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Hello Pm1

 

You could hook up the nighthawk again and put the orbi into AP mode and hook it into the nighthawk then you would still have the great wifi coverage and the features of your old router.

 

DarrenM

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Hi DarrenM

 

Thanks for the response!  How do I do what you describe?

 

Thanks again!

Paul

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Hi DarrenM -

Thanks for the info.  Quick question - does it defeat the advantage of the Orbi system to set it as an Access Point?

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Hello Pm1

 

No you would still get the same wifi coverage and you may want to disable the wireless on the Nighthawk when doing this so you do not get wifi interference.

 

DarrenM

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Hi DarrenM,

I really really appreciate all your help.  One last question because I'm such a network noob - how do I disable the wireless on the Nighthawk?  

 

Thanks thanks thanks!

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You need to log into the router go to Advanced-Advanced Setup-Wireless settings  and then uncheck the 2.4 and 5ghz boxes that say Enable wireless radio.

 

DarrenM

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