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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

GreenNinja
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Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

I set up the Orbi with my Verizon network per the instructions on this forum (i.e., I turned off the Verizon Fios wireless network and then set up the Orbi router in AP mode.)  I have internet, TV and phone through Verizon Fios.  Should the Verizon router still be visible and joinable after going through these steps?  It currently is so you can get on wifi using either Orbi or the Verizon router.  I just want to make sure I have the set-up correct to maximize performance.  Thanks in advance for what is probably a fairly basic question that I could not find information on.

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Roamabout
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

It sounds like the wifi on the Verizon router did not get turned off if you can still see it and connect to it. Double check that it is disabled in the router config and if you still see the ssid being broadcast reboot the verizon router.

 

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jmschnur923
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

The fios router will still be your gateway. Your Ethernet connections Can use that. Keeping the WiFi off in the fios router is important.

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System, RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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GreenNinja
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

Thanks to you both for your responses.  I checked that the WiFi access was turned off on the Fios modem/router and the network is still showing up as available even after rebooting the Verizon WiFi modem/router.  

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GreenNinja
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

Thanks.. does this response mean that the Fios router should remain visible as a visible WiFi option?  Thanks for your help with this.

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Roamabout
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

If you have truly disabled the wifi on the Verizon router you should not be seeing it as an option to connect to. Are you sure it is not one of your neighbors ?

 

 

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GreenNinja
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

I believe I've figured it out.. we had a network extender that was still plugged-in and that was making the network available.. once I unplugged the extender the option to join the network on through the Verizon router was unavailable.  Thanks for your help with this.

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ubtchanova
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

So I followed all the steps to setup the RBR50 and satellite to work in conjunction with my FiOS Quantum Gateway G-1100 Router. I turned off wi-fi for the G-1100, but in checking settings for the ORBI, it was still in Router Mode, not AP Mode. So... if I go ahead and change from Router Mode to AP Mode, am I going to screw something up... like not receiving FiOS television any longer?  (See attached PNG file.) Thanks for responding.

Model: RBR50| Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi (Router Only)
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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

No, should be ok to get to AP mode.

 

Have you tried using the DMZ on the FIOS router for yoru Orbi router in router mode? This works for this kind of configuration as well.


@ubtchanova wrote:

So I followed all the steps to setup the RBR50 and satellite to work in conjunction with my FiOS Quantum Gateway G-1100 Router. I turned off wi-fi for the G-1100, but in checking settings for the ORBI, it was still in Router Mode, not AP Mode. So... if I go ahead and change from Router Mode to AP Mode, am I going to screw something up... like not receiving FiOS television any longer?  (See attached PNG file.) Thanks for responding.


 

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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ubtchanova
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Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

Thank you. No idea what DMZ is so will accept that I've changed to AP mode and things appear to be working just fine. Smiley Happy

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Orbi RBR40 and FIOS Question

When you have two routers on the same network, the 1st one can support DMZ option so that the 2nd router isn't impacted by any NAT from the 1st router. 

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/nat.htm

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Networking-101-The-DMZ-137550

 

If your seem to experience connection problems with applications or gaming, you can try this at that point. 

 

Good Luck. 


@ubtchanova wrote:

Thank you. No idea what DMZ is so will accept that I've changed to AP mode and things appear to be working just fine. Smiley Happy


 

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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