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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

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Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Currently I have a ASUS RT-AC66U WIFI Router, but I have ordered a Orbi Mesh Router RBR50 with some satelites for better coverage.

 

My question is about how to setup my network, will this setup work? 

(See attached picture)

 

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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PatrycjaG
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Hello @tele_,

 

Welcome to the Netgear community ! Smiley Happy

 

Your Asus router should be connected first, then the Orbi router, switch and satellites.
For a better connection, we recommend that you set the Orbi router to access point mode.

 

Have a nice day,

Patrycja

Netgear Team


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tele_
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Ok, but as I underastand it, I can't use the parental control feature of Orbi router if it is setup in AP mode?

 

 

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PatrycjaG
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Hello @tele_,

 

Right, the parental control is unavailable in AP mode.

 

Have a nice day,

Patrycja

Netgear Team


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tele_
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Ok.

 

Then if I connect my Asus router before Orbi Router, is there a way to use the same SSID, or do I need to disable WIFI on my ASUS router  or have 2 different SSIDs?


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PatrycjaG
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Re: Orbi RBR50 Network setup with existing Wifi Router

Hello @tele_,

 

You will need to turn off your Asus router's Wi-Fi to avoid interference.


What is the function of your Asus router in the network? Does it act as a modem or do you have a modem ahead of it?

 

Have a nice day,

Patrycja

Netgear Team


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