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Re: Orbi in Bridge mode - ports?

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Orbi in Bridge mode - ports?

Hello - I have an Orbi with 2 satellites.  I just purchased a hw firewall that is taking over the router duties, so I put the Orbi in Bridge mode.  The LAN ports in the satellites don't seem to work in Bridge mode...is that expected?

 

thanks -

Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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Re: Orbi in Bridge mode - ports?

You maybe looking for AP mode. Orbi doesn't actually have a bridge mode feature. AP mode is what it does support:

https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
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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Re: Orbi in Bridge mode - ports?

OK...so it is AP mode...the core question is...are the LAN ports supposed to be inactive in that mode?

 

thanks -

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi in Bridge mode - ports?

No. ALL Ports are active. You need to use the Yellow WAN port for the RBRs connection to the host router/firewall in AP mode as well. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
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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