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Orbi Setup-Using my old wifi network name

I'm going to set up my new Orbi system soon. 

 

How do I use my current/old wifi network name so all of my devices(Nest/Sonos/laptops/phones) continue to connect? 

 

Or do I have to start over and rename to Orbi network to a new network name? 

 

Thanks in advance!

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Re: Orbi Setup-Using my old wifi network name

I used my previous network SSID and password (for my Asus router), and it worked perfectly fine - all devices connected back on A-OK after finalizing the Orbi setup.

 

Cheers, Chris

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Thanks Chris!

 

So I assume I will need to keep my Airport Extreme plugged into power so it continues to broadcast ms SSID? 

 

Also, I have two bands, 2.4 and 5ghz. Orbi will naturally select the highest band correct? 

 

Appreciate your response.

 

-Sky

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Re: Orbi Setup-Using my old wifi network name

If you are bridging your Orbi to your existing router, I don't have any experience with how that works, sorry.

 

I myself totally replaced my old Asus router with the Orbi (no bridging or AP setup)  - I just used the same SSID and password when I set up the Orbi.

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