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randogdog
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Drop In

I have the ORBI with Alexa and 3 Satellites and 3 Amazon Echo Dots.  All connected and happy.  But when I ask ORBI to Drop In to a room it says unsupported function. I can do it fine from the Alexa app on my iPhone.  Does the ORBI Alexa device not support all of the features of a real Alexa device?  When the ad says "with Alexa" I kinda figured that would be full, not partial.   Is ORBI really limited?

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FURRYe38
Guru

Re: Drop In

I would contact NG support about what features are supported on the Alexa version of Orbi. 

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, XR700, XR1000, EX7500/EX7700

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AmitR
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Drop In

It's coming via software update.  

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Re: Drop In

Are we talking about the RBS40V, the voice satellite?

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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ekhalil
Master

Re: Drop In


@michaelkenward wrote:

Are we talking about the RBS40V, the voice satellite?

 


Yes @michaelkenward. I think RBS40V is the only Orbi with built in Alexa 🙂

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + 2x RBS750 + 3xRBS350, Wired/Wireless BH / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50 + RBS40V + RBS50Y, Wired/Wireless BH | Switches NG GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Drop In

Full details are important.

 

That's why Netgear has its suggested information that people should provide:

 


Subject (Include model number and brief summary)
Model (Recommended - Helps the community give the best answers)
Body (Include additional detail including model version, firmware, OS and environment where relevant.)

They are there for a good reason.

 

In this case, other stuff on the network may also help.

 

But it may be that @AmitR has the answer. Pity that a Netgear person offers such a cryptic response, with next to no useful information.

 

I would try it on my  RBS40V, but I have no idea what this command is supposed to do.

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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ekhalil
Master

Re: Drop In


@michaelkenward wrote:

Full details are important.

 

That's why Netgear has its suggested information that people should provide:

 


Subject (Include model number and brief summary)
Model (Recommended - Helps the community give the best answers)
Body (Include additional detail including model version, firmware, OS and environment where relevant.)

They are there for a good reason.

 

In this case, other stuff on the network may also help.

 

But it may be that @AmitR has the answer. Pity that a Netgear person offers such a cryptic response, with next to no useful information.

 

I would try it on my  RBS40V, but I have no idea what this command is supposed to do.

 

 


Agree. In fact this question should be posted in the special Orbi Voice Community: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-Voice-WiFi-Meets-HiFI/bd-p/en-home-orbi-voice

My Setup Internet Fiber ONT 250↓/250↑ISP Telenor | Wifi Router Orbi RBR850 + RBS850 + 2x RBS750 + 3xRBS350, Wired/Wireless BH / Orbi RBR50 + 6x RBS50 + RBS40V + RBS50Y, Wired/Wireless BH | Switches NG GS208Time Zone CET (Sweden)

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Re: Drop In


@ekhalil wrote:

Agree. In fact this question should be posted in the special Orbi Voice Community: https://community.netgear.com/t5/Orbi-Voice-WiFi-Meets-HiFI/bd-p/en-home-orbi-voice


Jeez. I hadn't spotted that wrinkle. I thought they had done well to post it in the Orbi area.

 

Yet another place to hang out.

 

I wish you hadn't said that!

 

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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