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Orbi Feature Request: Indicate ethernet backhaul link type (100mbit or 1000mbit) in Orbi WebUI

jamessnell
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Orbi Feature Request: Indicate ethernet backhaul link type (100mbit or 1000mbit) in Orbi WebUI

I had a problem where I found when my RBK50's satellite was connected with the ethernet backhaul, I was getting far slower throughput than I would get when using the wireless backhaul. Ultimately the problem was that the ethernet connection (all CAT6) had a problem that forced the link to run at 100Mbit speeds, not 1000MBit. If the Orbi WebUI could indicate the ethernet link type, then I could have realized the solution far faster. For a time, I thought this was actually a firmware bug and I started looking at non-Netgear replacement options.

 

The problem was discussed here, I'm not the only person who's had some confusion over this:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Slow-wired-speed-Ethernet-Backhaul/td-p/2024181

 

I hope the firmware could be updated to indicate the ethernet link type in the Orbi WebUI. Here's a mock-up of what that could look like:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/slash_b/OrbiAC300IndicateEthLinkType.png

Screen Shot 2021-03-26 at 1.46.16 PM.png

 

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi Feature Request: Indicate ethernet backhaul link type (100mbit or 1000mbit) in Orbi WebUI

This is a very practical suggestion that should not be all that difficult to implement.

How about posting it in the Netgear Idea Exchange:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home 

I love my Orbi.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi Feature Request: Indicate ethernet backhaul link type (100mbit or 1000mbit) in Orbi WebUI

This is a very practical suggestion that should not be all that difficult to implement.

How about posting it in the Netgear Idea Exchange:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home 

I love my Orbi.

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jamessnell
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Re: Orbi Feature Request: Indicate ethernet backhaul link type (100mbit or 1000mbit) in Orbi WebUI

Thanks @CrimpOn, great suggestion. I had looked for a place to submit feature requests and didn't find that. I've now added my request here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/Orbi-WebUI-add-ethernet-backhaul-link-type-1...

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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