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RBS50 shown under "Connected Devices", but not under "Connected Satellites"

I have Orbi RBK50 in AP Mode with ethernet backhaul. I ran through all possible suggestions from this forum on how to get the enternet backhaul working properly (posts like this one https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi/Steps-to-reproduce-the-Orbi-backhaul-issues/m-p/1516065#M24646).

 

The Satellite RBS50 is connected, and it works fine over ethernet backhaul, but under connected devices on the Orbi Admin Page it isn't shown as a satellite, but as just another connected device. Why is that? 

 

My setup is: ISP Modem (in bridge mode) -> Router Asus RT-AC68U (with Merlin) -> Orbi (RBR50 & RBS50 in AP mode). Cableing is fine, I have tested each ethernet connection separately.

 

As far as I can tell, speed and roaming performance are both fine (500 Mbit over WLAN), it's just pissing me off that the satellite isn't recognized as a satellite, and I dont understand why. Do you guys have an idea what's going on?

 

See the picture attached, the satellite has the IP 192.168.1.61.

 

 

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Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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Re: RBS50 shown under "Connected Devices", but not under "Connected Satellites"

OK, problem solved. I just remembered that someone suggested not to connect the RBR50 to the router through the WAN port.

I just moved the cable to ETH1 port, restarted the RBR50 and RBS50, and voilà, the RBS50 shows normally under connected satellites.

Really this Netgear software / firmware is ridiculous. I might switch to Linksys Velop just out of principle.

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Re: RBS50 shown under "Connected Devices", but not under "Connected Satellites"

Is the satellite working ok?

Is the satellite directly connected to the base or thru a switch?


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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The satellite is working fine. It's connected to the ASUS Router, just like the RBR50.
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Re: RBS50 shown under "Connected Devices", but not under "Connected Satellites"

OK, problem solved. I just remembered that someone suggested not to connect the RBR50 to the router through the WAN port.

I just moved the cable to ETH1 port, restarted the RBR50 and RBS50, and voilà, the RBS50 shows normally under connected satellites.

Really this Netgear software / firmware is ridiculous. I might switch to Linksys Velop just out of principle.

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Good Luck.


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.16.6(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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