Orbi RBR40 help!!
Re: Orbi RBR40 help!!
What Firmware is currently loaded?
What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem the NG router is connected too?
What is the size of your home? Sq Ft?
What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet is recommended in between them to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.
What channels are you using? Auto? Try setting manual channel 1, 6 or 11 on 2.4Ghz and any unused channel on 5Ghz.
Any Wifi Neighbors near by? If so, how many?
Try enabling Beamforming and MIMO(MIMO may or maynot be needed) and WMM. Under Advanced Tab/Advanced Settings/Wireless Settings
Try disabling the following and see:
Daisy Chain should be disabled for ethernet connected RBS, Fast Roaming, IPv6 and Set 20/40Mhz Coexistence to 40Mhz only. Save settings and reboot the router and satellite(s).
When connecting the satellites via wired back haul, connect 1 satellite first via wireless, then once you get the BLUE led on top of the satellite, connect the LAN cable between the satellite and Orbi router. Wait for up to 5 minutes for the top LED to turn BLUE. Once this is done, do a IP address reservation for the satellite ON the Orbi router. Save and apply.
Connect all follow on satellites using the above method.
Once all is connected and running. Place satellites in remote locations with there LAN cable connected and turn ON.
Be sure that Daisy Chain is disabled when you have the satellites connected.
My Setup (Cable 200Mb/10Mb)>C7800(Modem Mode)>RBK50
Additional NG HW: CM1100/1200, Orbi CBK40(Gateway Mode), RBK852, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
Re: Orbi RBR40 help!!
I'm new to this thread but I'm in desperate need! I have spent way too many hours trying to connect the Orbi RBR40 to the spectrum modem and having no luck! The satellite are turning blue but the other is not! What am I doing wrong?? I have tried connecting the Ethernet cord to the internet space on both modem and router and played around with the different Ethernet spaces. Frustrated and want to return!!
It might help to step back and make sure we are all on the same page. Power off both modem and Orbi. Connect an ethernet cable from the WAN (yellow) port on the Orbi to the ethernet port on the modem. (There is only ONE ethernet port on the modem?) Power on the modem, and wait until the lights stabilize, which can take 3-5 minutes. Then, power on the Orbi. What is the sequence of lights on the top of the Orbi (the "ring" lights)? A description of the Orbi ring lights can be found here: https://kb.netgear.com/31030/What-do-the-LEDs-on-my-Orbi-mean