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Orbi Guest Network

mjbauer
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Orbi Guest Network

After setting up a guest network (broadcast SSID, no password) Internet and netowrk access would stop. Orbi utility on my phone (iPhone) could not fiind the Orbi netwrok A reboot of the system solved the problem for a 10-15 minutes. After several reboots and the same results, brief periods of conenctivity, I removed the guest network, rebooted once more and everything seems stable and reliable again. There ws no LED ndication from main or satellites that there was a problem

 

Hardware Version RBR50
Firmware Version V1.4.0.18

 

I'd really like to have a guest network here as we get a lot of people at parties, etc who I'd like to give internet access to but I don't want to compromise my network

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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rhester72
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Re: Orbi Guest Network

Guest networks had a number of issues on earlier firmware releases - suggest you upgrade to the latest release.

 

Rodney

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mjbauer
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Re: Orbi Guest Network

Thanks for the tip!

 

Do you recommend trying the systems firmware update or manual? How do I find the latest version of the firmware for the units?

 

Thanks again

 

Mike

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Arjun0o
Guide

Re: Orbi Guest Network

Latest firmware for RBR50 is 1.12.0.18. Try to upgrade to the latest firmware version by using the GUI of the router, if that does not work, you will have to do it manually. Ping me, I will let you know the steps.

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mjbauer
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Re: Orbi Guest Network

Update, I did a manual firmware update to 2.0.0.74 all in the hope of setting up a guest network and solving some intermittent network drops from my DirectTv Genie (solved another way) 

 

Installed the firmware and then spent about 2 total hours on the phone with Netgear support. End result, they sent me a new router because they thought it was a hardware failure. I was/am a bit sceptical as it worked fine without out it but was unworkable with 2.0.0.74, so we'll see what happens today. Curious to see what version of firmware comes with it. The satellites are already updated to 2.0.0/74 so it may be interesting 

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