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Is the switch used for wired backhaul dedicated for this?

Hi all,

Thinking of getting an Orbi RBK23 system but I'd like to set it up with wired backhaul.

Because I've got an older home I dont have ethernet cables running all over so I've gotta work with what I have...

 

If I use a small switch that connects the Orbi main router with Orbi Satellites for the backhaul connection (star connection). Can I also connect other devices to that switch or can it only be Orbi satellites??

RBK50 vs 23 memory is 4GB vs 256MB, thats a big difference but what would it matter??

(Oh yeah, can I assume the chromecast problems are solved as I dont read a lot on that in the later posts :-) )

 

Thanks!

Dirk

Model: RBK22| Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: Is the switch used for wired backhaul dedicated for this?

Yes you can have other devices on the interconnecting switch. Make sure its a NON Managed or NON Smart switch.

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

 

You can see differences between models here:

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/orbi.aspx

Look under the specs for each model


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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