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Orbi Adding additional satellite

Cookie-Monster
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Orbi Adding additional satellite

I have an Orbi RBK53 system (Router plus 2 satellites) which were delivered all with the same SSID and password.

I now wish to install an add-on satellite which came delivered with a different SSID and password.

Do I need to manually change the add-on satellite settings to be the same as the RBK system or will the system handle it automatically

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi Adding additional satellite

Factory reset the new satellite, wait for the top led to pulsate WHITE, hit the black sync button on back of the RBR then press the black sync button on the RBS. The new satellite should start to sync and the top led should turn BLUE.


@Cookie-Monster wrote:

I have an Orbi RBK53 system (Router plus 2 satellites) which were delivered all with the same SSID and password.

I now wish to install an add-on satellite which came delivered with a different SSID and password.

Do I need to manually change the add-on satellite settings to be the same as the RBK system or will the system handle it automatically


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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Chuck_M
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Re: Orbi Adding additional satellite


@Cookie-Monster wrote:

Do I need to manually change the add-on satellite settings to be the same as the RBK system or will the system handle it automatically


When pairing it as described above, all settings will be modified automatically.

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My Equipment: Cox Cable (350Mb/35Mb), Orbi AX6000 (RBR850, 3 x RBS850) (2xWired backhaul), NG GS116PP Gigabit Smart Switch, Synology DS1019+ NAS
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Cookie-Monster
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Re: Orbi Adding additional satellite

To ask a silly question(from a novice in these matters) - if the satellite gets its SSID and password when it is synced to the router, why does a satellite have an SSID ?

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ekhalil
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Re: Orbi Adding additional satellite


@Cookie-Monster wrote:

To ask a silly question(from a novice in these matters) - if the satellite gets its SSID and password when it is synced to the router, why does a satellite have an SSID ?


The Satellite has an own SSID only before it's synced to a Router.

I think this is to enable the Router to find it and identify it as a Satellite.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBK852 AX6000, AP Mode, Wired Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 4x RBS50, Router Mode, Wireless Ba ckhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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