Will Orbi RBR40 work with Windstream DSL


Will Orbi RBR40 work with Windstream DSL

Hi, I’m trying to find out if the orbi mini WiFi will work with windstream DSL? We are showing connected but don’t have internet access and the lights are not staying solid blue. Should we use the Ethernet port in the back of the orbi? 


Thanks for any feedback in advance

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Re: Will Orbi RBR40 work with Windstream DSL

What is the Mfr and model# of the ISP modem? 


Modem Combo Units:
Couple of options,
1. Configure the modem for transparent bridge mode. Then use the Orbi router in router mode.
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, LAN to LAN and configure AP mode on the Orbi router.

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router RBK953 (Router Mode) 2.5Gb Wired Backhaul | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | XR1000 (Router Mode) and RBK853 AP Mode  | 

Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, EX7500/EX7700

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Re: Will Orbi RBR40 work with Windstream DSL

once orbi is fully powered on and has internet all lights will turn off.  solid blue means no connection from sat to router. magenta is no internet. 


yes it will work just fine with windstream.  If you are using their modem you will run ethernet out of it into the internet port of the router.  windstread modems usually dont have much in the way of configuration.  sometimes you get lucky and have the ability to use it as a modem only bridge mode.  assuming you cant do this your modem will have your login information and automatically connect to the internet. setup on the orbi you will check internet does not require login, no username or passwork and dynamic ip address from isp


the only reason you would change login type is if your modem will allow bridge mode and do require your orbi to do everything.

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