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Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?

Andie6931
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Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?

I need a detailed instruction to set up my new Orbi system as a mesh network and keep my nighthawk as the base router.
Can somebody describe this to me as detailed as possible please ?
Thanks
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StephenB
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Re: Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?

You turn off the wifi on the router.  Then you connect the Orbi base unit's WAN port to one of the LAN ports on the Nighthawk.

 

Instructions on AP mode are on page 88 of the user manual: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/RBK50/Orbi_UM_EN.pdf

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Andie6931
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Re: Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?

Stephen thanks a lot. That worked very well!!!
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Andie6931
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Re: Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?

That worked well Stephen. All is up and running.
Just one point is open: can I use the same WiFi Id and password for nighthawk x8 + Orbi unit ? And how to I sync them?
Thanks a lot in advance.
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StephenB
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Re: Nighthawk X8 + Orbi RBK53 how to set up AP mode ?


@Andie6931 wrote:
Just one point is open: can I use the same WiFi Id and password for nighthawk x8 + Orbi unit ? And how to I sync them?


You can (manually matching the name/passphrase), but the X8 and the Orbi will be running independently.  Your client devices will choose to join which ever network they want.

 

If it causes a performance problem you might need to keep the names/passphrases separate.

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