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RBR50 Moving Homes

Apologies if these are silly questions:

Just moved homes (from neighborhood where internet had to come from cellular hotspot) to house with 400 mbbs download.

(1) Spectrum installer left both cable router/wifi enabled (2&5g) and attached the Orbi RBR 50 (which Im relatively certain is broadcasting on same or similar frequencies.

Should I disable to cable modem's wifi signals for fear of conflict?  ... and

(2) Should I return the Orbi to factory default settings since I am working with new internet source upstream?  As it stands, I can get wifi reception from pathways provided by both systems but I want to optimize reception.

Thanks much

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@CrimpOn wrote:

 

In addition, many contributors recommend putting the Spectrum modem/router into "pass through mode" so that you have only a single router between your devices and the Internet.  It is not strictly necessary, but there are specific features that you may want which do not work with two routers hooked together.

 

More than just "recommend". Unless you want problems it is strictly necessary.

 

Having two routers side by side is a recipe for chaos and confusion.

 

See the message from@FURRYe38

 

Their option 1 is the best choice.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V

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Re: RBR50 Moving Homes

Yes, most contributors recommend shutting off the Spectrum modem/router Wi-Fi.  It serves no useful purpose and its radio broadcasts interfere with Orbi.  There is no particular need to reset the Orbi, particularly if you have set up any device reservations, email addresses, etc.  "If it works, don't fix it."

 

In addition, many contributors recommend putting the Spectrum modem/router into "pass through mode" so that you have only a single router between your devices and the Internet.  It is not strictly necessary, but there are specific features that you may want which do not work with two routers hooked together.

 

Changing the Spectrum modem/router probably requires a call to Spectrum technical support.  Contributors who find it impossible to get their ISP to change the modem/router often recommend putting the Orbi into Access Point (AP) mode and letting the Spectrum modem/routr handle all the router tasks.

I love my Orbi.
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Shutting off the Spectrum radios may also require a call to Spectrum technical support.  The tech I talked to had no problem doing it for me.

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Modem Combo Units:
This would be a double NAT condition which isn't recommended. Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge mode. Then use the Orbi router in router mode. You'll need to contact the ISP for help and information in regards to the modem being bridged correctly.
2. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. Then you can use the Orbi router in Router mode.
3. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, configure AP mode on the Orbi router. 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


@Mountainview1 wrote:

Apologies if these are silly questions:

Just moved homes (from neighborhood where internet had to come from cellular hotspot) to house with 400 mbbs download.

(1) Spectrum installer left both cable router/wifi enabled (2&5g) and attached the Orbi RBR 50 (which Im relatively certain is broadcasting on same or similar frequencies.

Should I disable to cable modem's wifi signals for fear of conflict?  ... and

(2) Should I return the Orbi to factory default settings since I am working with new internet source upstream?  As it stands, I can get wifi reception from pathways provided by both systems but I want to optimize reception.

Thanks much


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CM1100>Orbi RBK50 v2.5.1.16 and Orbi RBK853 v3.2.11.2(AP Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, Orbi RBK852, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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@CrimpOn wrote:

 

In addition, many contributors recommend putting the Spectrum modem/router into "pass through mode" so that you have only a single router between your devices and the Internet.  It is not strictly necessary, but there are specific features that you may want which do not work with two routers hooked together.

 

More than just "recommend". Unless you want problems it is strictly necessary.

 

Having two routers side by side is a recipe for chaos and confusion.

 

See the message from@FURRYe38

 

Their option 1 is the best choice.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V

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