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Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

MToby
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Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

Does the Google Home Mini work with the NetGear Orbi WiFi solution?
 
I currently have a SonicWall TZ215 with SonicPoint access points and the Google Home Mini will not configure across this network. I spent 2 hours with their support with no luck.
 
So, I'm looking to replace my current network and I've selected the Netgear Orbi, but I'm concerned about compatibility.
 
Any idea if they are compatible?
Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

You might ask any of these users and see:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Orbi-RBR50-2-1-4-16-google-home-authentication-failure/m-p/159...

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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MToby
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Re: Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

As I mentioned in my original post, Sonicwall support was unable to get the Google Home Mini to work with it.

 

I'd rather go with a different network solution that does work with the Google Home Mini.

 

If you are interested in the Sonicwall, let me know.  It will probably be up for sale soon. Smiley Happy

 

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MToby
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Re: Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

The problem is that I'm not sure how to check/change the Google Home Mini firmware if I can't even set it up on my network.

 

Every time I try, it ends with the "Uh-Oh" message and it isn't in my device list on the app.

 

Google Support says it is a network issue and SonicWall says it is a device issue.

 

I took it to another Wi-Fi network and was able to set it up, so I'm assuming the issue is with my home network.

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mad2
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Re: Netgear Orbi and Google Home Mini Compatibility

I have two Google Home Mini devices and have had no problems with them on my Orbi other than the temporary outage that the other thread refers to.  The major issue I've had with the Orbi system is the network overload issue caused by the Google Home bug; it didn't handle it  gracefully.

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