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Orbi as an access point

Hi

Looking at getting an orbi system but have seen with other manufacturer systems there is a big difference in functionality when using in AP mode vs. router mode.

What functionality gets lost when using an orbi in accesspoint mode over router mode?

Does guest network still work in AP mode?

Does Netgear Armor still function?

Do you have to use the app to manage the system?    Is browser management available?

Do i ahve to have a netgear account to use orbi?

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Guru

Re: Orbi as an access point

here's the list of disabled features. 

https://kb.netgear.com/26765/Disabled-Features-on-the-Router-when-set-to-AP-Mode

 

The following router features are not available (grayed out) when the router is in AP mode:

  • Guest Network
  • QoS
  • Setup Wizard
  • Port Forwarding/Port Triggering
  • Remote Management
  • UPnP
  • IPv6
  • Traffic Meter
  • Parental Controls
  • Block Sites
  • Block Services
  • VPN service
  • VLAN/IPTV setup
  • Internet Setup
  • WAN Setup
  • LAN Setup

You can stll manage the orbi with the app or the browser when in AP mode. 

CM2000-> Arris W31-> GS716v2-> TP-Link M9Plus

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Guru

Re: Orbi as an access point

here's the list of disabled features. 

https://kb.netgear.com/26765/Disabled-Features-on-the-Router-when-set-to-AP-Mode

 

The following router features are not available (grayed out) when the router is in AP mode:

  • Guest Network
  • QoS
  • Setup Wizard
  • Port Forwarding/Port Triggering
  • Remote Management
  • UPnP
  • IPv6
  • Traffic Meter
  • Parental Controls
  • Block Sites
  • Block Services
  • VPN service
  • VLAN/IPTV setup
  • Internet Setup
  • WAN Setup
  • LAN Setup

You can stll manage the orbi with the app or the browser when in AP mode. 

CM2000-> Arris W31-> GS716v2-> TP-Link M9Plus

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Aspirant

Re: Orbi as an access point

Thanks for pointing me to that.

Ouch....thats quite a lot non-functional.

Some understandable as not relevant.

The killer for me is no guest network.

 

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Re: Orbi as an access point

Hi Guys,

 

Guest WiFi is available when the Orbi is an access point.

 

CheerZ

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@Fl1ntstone wrote:

 

Guest WiFi is available when the Orbi is an access point.

 


Indeed. The list of disabled features for Orbi is not the same as it is for routers.

 

See the "This article applies to:" list for that article.,

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Aspirant

Re: Orbi as an access point

Ah!  Good point.

Anyone aware of a similar list for Orbi?

 

 

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Guru

Re: Orbi as an access point

I've looked multiple times for a list for Orbi and not found one. The router list is the closest I could get. Again, not going to be exact but its a good reference point. 

CM2000-> Arris W31-> GS716v2-> TP-Link M9Plus
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@plemans wrote:

I've looked multiple times for a list for Orbi and not found one.

 


Me too. I'll see if I can smoke something out.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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