Question on Using ORBO MESH system as an Acces Point



i have a question, in Belgium (where i live) we have a cable provider (TELENET) wich in order to have their cable boxes working needs a TELENET router, for the moment i have a wired setup with this router, I use a DLINK DIR 890L in AP mode to create a wirelles acces together wit a UBIQUITY wired AP... but i am not that satisfied with the overal wireless performance... (i have a 3 storied house, with wired cat 6e connection on all floors...


Can I use an ORBI MESH system in AP modus? And connect the router on the ground level , one satelite on 1st floor (wired) and one one the 2nd floor (also wired) to create a seamles mesh network?

(backhaul over wire?)


There is no way to bypass the router of the cable company as the cable boxes need their IP adres from it... so i need a MESH network based on an Acces Point and not a router (i can turn off wifi signal from other router to avoid disturbances)


Is this feasable with ORBI mesh router?


thx for your kind advice

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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Re: Question on Using ORBO MESH system as an Acces Point

Yes Orbi supports AP mode.



My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Question on Using ORBO MESH system as an Acces Point

I own both Orbi and Ubiquiti Unifi systems.  Both work well and have different strengths.  I can say for sure that if you have Ethernet wired throughout your house and you have a Ubiquiti Unifi setup, then you absolutely should stick with the Ubiquiti APs that you already have.


If you are not satisifed with the Ubiquiti AP's performance, then it's quite likely that something is not setup in the best way. You should post on the Ubiquiti forms and ask for advice there. Have you tried that yet?

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