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Orbi RBK33 router ports

daddyatm
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Orbi RBK33 router ports

I'm confused with the information on the website since it seems to show pictures of Orbi routers that aren't in line with the specs on the number of ports.  I am looking for an Orbi router with at least 3 Ethernet ports and would like to have the plug-in satellites.  Is there a package with this router-satellite combo?  I thought it would be the RBK33 but this router only has one uplink port and one downlink port.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

You can always check the specs of each Orbi system on NG support site. The specs are there. 

Glad the new system fits your needs. Enjoy. 

Smiley Wink


@daddyatm wrote:

I received my order of the RBK33 package and guess what?  4 ports in the back of the base unit!  The website should probably be specific as to what base stations have what ports including the pictures that seem to shift from different units.  Very happy that this package came with the number of ports I needed, and returned the Netgear non-managed switch that I won't need.  Thanks everyone for your assistance on this forum.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
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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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

The RBK50 and 40 series have 4 ports in back of the main router. I believe the 30 and 20 series are more limited with ports. 

If you really want the 30 series and if you need more ports, you can alway add a external network LAN switch behind the Orbi router and connect more devices to give you more port flexability. I have a 24 port behind mine alone with other switches around the home. 

 

Non mangaged, non smart and non green ethernet switches are recommended to use with Orbi. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
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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daddyatm
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

Thanks, I guess I'll have to buy a non-managed switch in addition to the Orbi with the wall outlet plug in satellites but was hoping this would make it back to the engineers to design a common base station with 4 ports.  Thank you for responding to my post and the details on your setup.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

Well for the size of this model, I presume engineers were limted by the internal space available. The larger 50 series has four ports. Even then thats still not enough for some. However it's inexpensive to buy external Gb switches now days from places like Amazon. 

You'll find something good that works for your needs. 


@daddyatm wrote:

Thanks, I guess I'll have to buy a non-managed switch in addition to the Orbi with the wall outlet plug in satellites but was hoping this would make it back to the engineers to design a common base station with 4 ports.  Thank you for responding to my post and the details on your setup.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
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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@daddyatm wrote:

............. but was hoping this would make it back to the engineers to design a common base station with 4 ports.  Thank you for responding to my post and the details on your setup.


Please note that you can also buy the RBR50 (Router with 4 LAN ports) separately or the RBK50 package (Router + Satellite (with 5 LAN ports)) and then add to it the Plug-in Satellite RB30W separately.

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + RBS750, AP Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50, Router Mode, Wired/Wireless Backhaul | Switches Netgear GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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daddyatm
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

I received my order of the RBK33 package and guess what?  4 ports in the back of the base unit!  The website should probably be specific as to what base stations have what ports including the pictures that seem to shift from different units.  Very happy that this package came with the number of ports I needed, and returned the Netgear non-managed switch that I won't need.  Thanks everyone for your assistance on this forum.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK33 router ports

You can always check the specs of each Orbi system on NG support site. The specs are there. 

Glad the new system fits your needs. Enjoy. 

Smiley Wink


@daddyatm wrote:

I received my order of the RBK33 package and guess what?  4 ports in the back of the base unit!  The website should probably be specific as to what base stations have what ports including the pictures that seem to shift from different units.  Very happy that this package came with the number of ports I needed, and returned the Netgear non-managed switch that I won't need.  Thanks everyone for your assistance on this forum.


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16(AP) & RBK752 v4.6.5.14
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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