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Upgrade from Nighthawk

bradleywilliams
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Upgrade from Nighthawk

I'm looking to upgrade from my 1-year-old Nighthawk R6700  to an Orbi RBK30 to extend my range of wifi.


Here is my question: Is it possible to trade in my Nighthawk for a credit towards the Orbi system?

Model: RBK30| Orbi AC2200 WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrade from Nighthawk

No. You could use the RBK system in AP mode and disable the wifi on the R6700:

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


@bradleywilliams wrote:

I'm looking to upgrade from my 1-year-old Nighthawk R6700  to an Orbi RBK30 to extend my range of wifi.


Here is my question: Is it possible to trade in my Nighthawk for a credit towards the Orbi system?


 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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bradleywilliams
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Re: Upgrade from Nighthawk

Sorry, I miss-typed. I meant to say that I want to replace my single Nighthawk R6700 with a RBK40 + RBK30 system.
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FURRYe38
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Re: Upgrade from Nighthawk

RBK are kits which have a RBR (Router) and RBS (satellites). You would only need either RBK40 or 30, not both. You can not use RBRs as satellites. You can always add satellites as needed. Others have posted up to having 6 satellites. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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