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dagiam
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Powerline Satellite Magenta

hi guys, i have a Netgear RBK40 + Netgear RBS40.

everithing works fine until i try to add a powerline to the system.

 

when i plug a powerline to the satellite with the lan cable it works for 1 minute (more or less), i have connection.

after this minute, the satellite gets the magenta solid state color. connection lost and i have to disconnect the powerline from the satellite.

 

i did it for 5 times. it seems like the system doesn't allow me to add a powerline

 

can u help me?

thanks!

davide

 

 

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vajim
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dagiam
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Re: Powerline Satellite Magenta

i had already seen this..

i need to understand why it is unable to obtain an IP address from your router or unable to your router after i plug the powerline..

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vajim
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Re: Powerline Satellite Magenta

magenta means your device is too FAR away

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dagiam
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Re: Powerline Satellite Magenta

no, "Solid magenta. If your Orbi satellite ring is solid magenta, it is unable to obtain an IP address from your router or unable to your router."

 

this is why become magenta

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vajim
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@dagiam wrote:

no, "Solid magenta. If your Orbi satellite ring is solid magenta, it is unable to obtain an IP address from your router or unable to your router."

 

this is why become magenta


YES

 

 

why not just move it closer and prove me wrong that its something else?  

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dagiam
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i did it. but i doesn't depend from how far or close it is.

it happens only when i plug the powerline

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vajim
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@dagiam wrote:

i did it. but i doesn't depend from how far or close it is.

it happens only when i plug the powerline


might be dead....how old is it?  Still under warranty?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Powerline Satellite Magenta

You need to make sure the PL adapters are on the same IP address network as the RBR and RBS. Make sure the PL are working fully. These could be faulty. 

 

Check the RBS with a LAN patch cable between the RBR while near or in the same room as the RBR to check the status. Should say wired.

 

What Firmware version is currently loaded?

 

What is the distance between the router and satellite(s)? 30 feet or more is recommended in between RBR and RBS to begin with depending upon building materials when wirelessly connected.
https://kb.netgear.com/31029/Where-should-I-place-my-Orbi-satellite


@dagiam wrote:

hi guys, i have a Netgear RBK40 + Netgear RBS40.

everithing works fine until i try to add a powerline to the system.

 

when i plug a powerline to the satellite with the lan cable it works for 1 minute (more or less), i have connection.

after this minute, the satellite gets the magenta solid state color. connection lost and i have to disconnect the powerline from the satellite.

 

i did it for 5 times. it seems like the system doesn't allow me to add a powerline

 

can u help me?

thanks!

davide

 

 


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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vajim
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dagiam
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ciao and thanks Smiley Happy

last firmware. updated 3 days ago.

 

PL are old but they work. 

i have the ORBI from more than 2 years. never had a problem. satellites are tin the same position as usual. so the distance is ok.

 

thanks!!

 

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CrimpOn
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Re: Powerline Satellite Magenta


@dagiam wrote:

when i plug a powerline to the satellite with the lan cable it works for 1 minute (more or less), i have connection.

after this minute, the satellite gets the magenta solid state color. connection lost and i have to disconnect the powerline from the satellite.


I use Powerline to connect two Tivo units to my RBR50 router, specifically the TP-Link PA9020.  Connected like this:

 

RBR50

 to

8 port switch

  to

Powerline

  to

electric circuit----------------------------------------------------------------

                       to               to

                      Tivo             Tivo

Works fine.  The Orbi has no idea there is a Powerline unit.  All it sees is ethernet.

I have never connected Powerline to an Orbi satellite, but cannot imagine it would be any different.

 

Do you sync the Powerline units before connecting to the Orbi?

I love my Orbi.
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