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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?

 

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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 ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router SXK30(v.122) and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and Wired Backhaul | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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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 ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CM2000 Modem | Wifi Router SXK30(v.122) and R8500(v.158) Router Mode and Wired Backhaul | Switches NG GS105/8 | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700, GS308v3

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