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Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

masonworld
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Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Does it make sense to have some sats wired and some wireless?  Is that even supported?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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DarrenM
Sr. NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Yes you can do that.


DarrenM

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masonworld
Apprentice

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Thanks!

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SMM_CO
Aspirant

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

MasonWorld... Curious to hear how your mixed backhaul is working I have just purchased a three unit set "53" and will likely need a fourth to cover my home.  The 4th will not be connected via ethernet for the backhaul.  Please let me know what your experience has been.

Thanks

Steve

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Besure if your going to use ethernet back haul and have a need to use network LAN switches, make them non-managed switches. There are problems surrounding managed switches and Orbi systems.


@SMM_CO wrote:

MasonWorld... Curious to hear how your mixed backhaul is working I have just purchased a three unit set "53" and will likely need a fourth to cover my home.  The 4th will not be connected via ethernet for the backhaul.  Please let me know what your experience has been.

Thanks

Steve




 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
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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mith_it
Luminary

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Out of curiosity how big is your home and how are the 3 devices performing?

I bought the "53" as well expecting that the performance (as in distance covered) wouldn't be as good as advertised, but I have to say it DOES cover a lot of ground and I have been able to get good performance even with 1 router and 1 satellite. I'm debating reducing the wifi TX or removing 1 satellite.
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

I'm using 1 router and 1 satellite, 40 feet in between them in a 5000sq ft home, two story home. Great coverage and performance.


Building materials can effect coverage as well. Concrete and brick.

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
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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SMM_CO
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Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

My house is just under 8,300sqft.  Three stories with 2x3,100sqft floors and 1x2,100sqft floor.  I currently just have the 3 pack (Router + 2 satelites).  I am going to see how that works coverage wise.  Add a 3rd satelite if I still have dead spots.

 

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi Mixed Backhaul?

Let us know how it goes...


@SMM_CO wrote:

My house is just under 8,300sqft.  Three stories with 2x3,100sqft floors and 1x2,100sqft floor.  I currently just have the 3 pack (Router + 2 satelites).  I am going to see how that works coverage wise.  Add a 3rd satelite if I still have dead spots.

 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
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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