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Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

LaaseJ
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Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

Hi,

I live in Sweden and have fiber via internet supplier Telia. Telia have their own modem/router (all in one unit, at least I think so?) called Technicolor TG799VAC.

Can I use the Orbi system? I have asked Telia and also several Netgear dealers but no one knows. When I read the installation guide on Netgear homepage it says that I should connect the Orbi to the modem but how should I do it when moden and router is the same unit.

 

Can I just connect the Orbi router to a LAN port at the Technicolor?

 

Best regards

Lasse

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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st_shaw
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

 


@LaaseJ wrote:

Thank's but st_shaw answer that I need to turn of the wifi radio to use the Orbi as acces point. But you mean that this is not neccessary?

 

Best regards

Lasse


No. @Bing-Stroller has his router in "bridge" mode, as I described.

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st_shaw
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

 

You can use the Orbi in Access Point mode with your existing Technicolor router.  Turn off the WiFi radios in your existing router.

 

If it is possible to set your Technicolor router into "bridge" mode, then you could you use the Orbi in router mode.  The routing functions of Orbi are nothing sensational, so you might be better off using Orbi in access point mode. That's how I use mine.

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loomis1975
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

If you setup the Orbi in Access Point mode, you can connect it to any LAN port on your modem/router.  And keep your existing routing setup without changes.

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Bing-Stroller
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

I have an all in one modem router supplied by Virgin Media.
I turned off the router side and it effectively becomes modem only.
I was then able to plug the Orbi in to work as the router.
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LaaseJ
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

Thank's but st_shaw answer that I need to turn of the wifi radio to use the Orbi as acces point. But you mean that this is not neccessary?

 

Best regards

Lasse

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st_shaw
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Re: Orbi with Technicolor tg799vac

 


@LaaseJ wrote:

Thank's but st_shaw answer that I need to turn of the wifi radio to use the Orbi as acces point. But you mean that this is not neccessary?

 

Best regards

Lasse


No. @Bing-Stroller has his router in "bridge" mode, as I described.

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