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Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Orbi Model: RBK53 V2 (with additional satellite i.e 3 Satellites and 1 Router)
Firmware Version: 2.5.1.16 (Updated Manually)

I have replaced my NightHawk system with Orbi Mesh System couple of months back and since then have tried different settings to arrive at the most stable Orbi configuration. Here's what I have found to have worked for me and system has been fairly stable with below configurations -

01. Enable Implicit Beamforming, MU-MIMO and WMM.
02. Daisy Chain - Activate if more than 2 satellite.
03. Fast Roaming - Disable
04. Armor - Optional (Negligible impact on performance)
05. Disable IPv6
06. Enable 20/40Mhz Coexistence
07. Logs - Untick logging of DoS attacks and Port scans
08. Channel 1 for 2.4 Ghz and Channel 36 for Ghz
09. Guest Network - Disabled
10. Remote Management - Disabled
11. Static IP Address for all Satellites and connected devices

Let me know what's your configuration and if tweaking any other setting has helped you achieve better performance and stable Wifi.

Issues observed:
1. My phone disconnects and reconnects while roaming in the mesh Wifi network. This is specific to my phone only and other devices are working fine.
2. Orbi app shows wrong network Map
3. Orbi app takes time to detect network and product

 

 

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Thanks for posting. 

 

I use similar configuration. 

 

I don't see orbi app with wrong map or doesn't take long for for it to detect my devices. It may depend on your device and OS your device is using as well.

 

If you think you see problems with the app, please post about them in the orbi app forum:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-App/bd-p/en-home-orbi-app
Good Luck.

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Sorry to sound like an idiot but where do i find most of these settings to change to what you suggested? I found the Guest Network and Remote Management under Settings in the Orbi mobile app but wasnt sure about the others. Appreciate it, thanks!

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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Need to use a PC or laptop and connect to the RBRs web page using a web browser to access these settings. 


@kwtb2488 wrote:

Sorry to sound like an idiot but where do i find most of these settings to change to what you suggested? I found the Guest Network and Remote Management under Settings in the Orbi mobile app but wasnt sure about the others. Appreciate it, thanks!


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Thanks. I made the changes, Hoping it helps the Orbi from dropping once a day.

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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

Kudos! Please update if it helped to make your Orbi stable


@kwtb2488 wrote:

Thanks. I made the changes, Hoping it helps the Orbi from dropping once a day.


 

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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

How do you manage the static IPs of the devices? From the router or the device?

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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration


@michaelsalk wrote:

How do you manage the static IPs of the devices? From the router or the device?


If your main router (NOT Orbi), is your DHCP server and your Orbi router is in AP mode, you would manage them there. 

If your Orbi router is in router mode, you would manage them there.

You can choose a static IP on your device, but it may conflict with another device that already has that IP address.

If you desire to manage the static IP address from the device, it would be better to disconnect all wired and wireless devices and build your IP structure one device at a time. Then when you add devices, you can assign an unused IP address and avoid a conflict.

Orbi RBK53 System/RBR50/RBS50/RBS50. + Orbi Voice RBS40V
RBK753 system/RBR750/RBS750/RBS750 + RBK853 System/RBR850/RBS850/RBS850
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Re: Most Stable Orbi Configuration

I simply reserved the IP address for the Satellites is this equivalent in performance to the Static IP... it's not changing that is for sure. 

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