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Orbi ethernet backhaul

Sorry I know its been asked many times, but

 

Will Orbi support ethernet backhaul to satellite at any point?

 

I have ethernet cabling from the fron to back of house and I believe this would take some of the workload from the main unit.  I do need converage upstairs in the house in some deadspots but have no ethernet there.

 

The reason I want to run this way is becuse the network can get a little overloaded at times, with many devices, streaming etc. I have tried many combinations of router and access point and all seem to struggle in some way or another.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Re: Orbi ethernet backhaul

Hello mark8par

 

Yes that is a feature that is coming I do not have a ETA on it.

 

DarrenM

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Re: Orbi ethernet backhaul

Darren, been reading about the backhaul subject and there're posts 1.5 years old; so it's time for a "timescale" commitment from Netgear.

 

i just moved to Orbi after an extremely painful experience with Velop and I'm very pleased so far. Please keep it better.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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I couldnt wait and in the end decided to purchase the Amplifi HD and I must say its very very good upto now.

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Re: Orbi ethernet backhaul

Orbi (RBK50) was released almost exactly a year ago.

 

Were there really discussions about ethernet backhaul 6 months before it released?

 

The timeline on various features they are looking to implement would be interesting to know for sure.  I would think if there is any timeline for a v2 hardware change would also be very interesting to know.

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Right
6 months ago
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Ethernet Backhaul has been posted about many times from - It'll never happen - it's on the roadmap - it's coming

 

We have heard it all before many times.

 

I believe the focus was initially trying to stabilise the RBK50.

 

Then there was the push to release the RBK30 and the RBK40

 

Stability issues still on the RBK50

 

Then there was the push for Orbi Pro SRK60

 

And still there are stability issues with the RBK50

 

What other future products are on the table to take focus away from the RBK50 ?

 

I think there were very good intentions on Netgears behalf to see this feature added but other products have taken priority and it looks less and less likely.

 

I for one took the gamble on the ethernet backhaul being added within a reasonable time of the initial release. Sadly 10 months later from what i can see we are no further forward to seeing it actually added as a feature.

 

So maybe its time someone at Netgear made a Command Decision and Officially announced whether or not this feature will be added, and if it is when it will happen.

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There's always a lot of features we'd like to add to our products but we have to prioritise the order in which we do things rather than try to add too many features too quickly.

We are well aware that ethernet backhaul is a popular request and as has already been mentioned in the thread it's on the roadmap. I can assure you that it's moving up our priority list over time.

Providing estimates is problematic with software as we work to release updates when they are ready rather than meeting an artificial deadline.

 

The RBK50 is the top of our Orbi Home range and it remains a strong focus for our development. The additional products add to our range of options available to suit differing needs.

 

The Orbi Pro (RBK60) is aimed a a different market segment to the Orbi Home.

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Hi Guys,

 

The product looks and feels is amazing. But it still does not do a complete job without the Ethernet Backhaul.

Also since this is been ongoing sometime. Whats the maximum number of units that Netgear look to support on Wired Ethernet Backhaul.

 

BR

Robroy

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Finally we have a new firmware for Daisychaining , this will help quite an extent but still awating Ethernet Backhaul.

For those of you who would want the firmware it wouldbe avaiable below.

 

RBR50: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5q79iezv7ntbnv/RBR50-V2.0.0.72.zip?dl=1

RBS50: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rx8pjvtmwa4zcdo/RBS50-V2.0.0.72.zip?dl=1

RBR40: https://www.dropbox.com/s/67p7fj34lykhdkz/RBR40-V2.0.0.54.img?dl=1

RBS40: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcf0ao1zwy5mmkc/RBS40-V2.0.0.54.img?dl=1

RBW30; https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymmcfbywc21s27m/RBW30-V2.0.0.34_1.0.21.chk?dl=1

 All the best fingers crossed for the ethernet backhaul.

 

BR

Robroy

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@roy9183 wrote:
but still awating Ethernet Backhaul.

For those of you who would want the firmware it wouldbe avaiable below.

 

All the best fingers crossed for the ethernet backhaul.

 

BR

Robroy

 

posted on the smallnetgear  forum

 

"Netgear has released the 1st part of a multi-part staged release of the Orbi firmware. Netgear has provided the long awaited Daisy Chain - which allows Orbi Satellites to talk to each other. This will allow Orbi to be used in large installations where the router cannot be placed in the middle of the satellite placements. This will be staged rollout over the next weeks. But for those looking to download now see the links below.

Of note the ethernet backhaul is not yet released. The Mesh Daisy Chain was the prerequisite. Ethernet backhaul will follow at a later date.

 

Bob Silver
Netgear Product Advisor "

 

 


 

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Any plans for Orbi Pro? (SRR60, SRS60)

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Hello, I hopethis helps at home I have RBR50 as my router RBS50 as Wireless and I have just added RBS40 via one of the ethernet port and all devices have firmware 2.1.1.16 and they work great using Ethernet connection.

 

Thank you

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: Orbi ethernet backhaul

Hi,

 

is there ethernet backhaul yes or no ? I currently have 3 wifi standalone networks to cover my place which is a mess to setup/support. I'd like to plug one single big wifi network but cannot afford traffic to be polluted by satellite and routers working together using the wifi. Can we be sure that they now talk using ethernet port (my place is wired everywhere from the wall ethernet cat-6 cables, wifi is to reach endpoints like smartphone, tablets, laptop computers).

I'm looking for pro version SRK60 and 2 satellites SRS60.

 

Thx for your help

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wrote:

Hi,

 

is there ethernet backhaul yes or no ? I currently have 3 wifi standalone networks to cover my place which is a mess to setup/support. I'd like to plug one single big wifi network but cannot afford traffic to be polluted by satellite and routers working together using the wifi. Can we be sure that they now talk using ethernet port (my place is wired everywhere from the wall ethernet cat-6 cables, wifi is to reach endpoints like smartphone, tablets, laptop computers).

I'm looking for pro version SRK60 and 2 satellites SRS60.

 

Thx for your help


Why would you use a wireless mesh system like Orbi if your whole place is wired?  A set of managed wired access points would be a better solution. Netgear sells them, as do other manufacturers.

 

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Hello,
Bored to switch manually to 4 different ssid names, just because they can't talk together. And having a real wifi controller is not worth the price...
Thx anyway.
Thomas.
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You should do some research.  You can have a collection of wired APs, with one SSID, and seamless roaming, and you can have it for less than the price of Orbi.

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Thx,

 

any model in the NetGear family range to suggest ?

 

Thomas

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Netgear's offerings are the Insight WAC510/505.

 

My experience, however, is with a non-Netgear brand, so I can't comment on how good the WAC510/505 is.

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Yes, but that one I need to also add the WiFi controller...

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The product page reads, "One-touch wireless connectivity & management with NETGEAR Insight app. No additional Cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server is necessary"

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that's when you purchase a single one. Starting at 2, you need a controller.

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that's when you purchase a single one. Starting at 2, you need a controller.


NETGEAR's product site, Internet review websites, and users on Amazon's Q&A page for the WAC510 all say no controller is required for multiple APs.

 

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that's what the 'technical support' said during my chat session with an 'expert'.Frankly, I'm not sure wherever the netgear expert or the superhero in the community is right or wrong ... =Smiley Happy

BNeside, there are plenty of other wifi mesh manufacturer.s

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Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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