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Additional Ethernet ports for base station

Saldon
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Additional Ethernet ports for base station

I would like to add additional ethernet ports to the Orbi Base station.  Right now I have some plugged into the Orbi base station and some plugged into the Verizon Fios modem.  Is this a problem or can I keep it that way.  I have disabled the wifi on the verizon fios modem and the Orbi is configured to be the access point.

 

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: Additional Ethernet ports for base station

You can connect a NON Managed Gb network switch (5 to 48 port) up to the back of the Orbi router if you need additional ports then connect all of your LAN devcies to this switch. I have a 24 port and other 8 ports connected to my router. 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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Saldon
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Re: Additional Ethernet ports for base station

So my Orbi base station is connected to my Verizon Fios Modem, so what cable would I connect to the unmanaged ethernet switch? or do I just get a new cable and connect it to the Orbi and then to the switch?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Additional Ethernet ports for base station

Just connect a new cable from the back of the Orbi router to the un-managed switch...

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode |  Wifi Router MK83+ (Router Mode) | and RBK853 (Router Mode) | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, MR6150, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, R8500, R9000, RAXE500, RAX50, XR450, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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