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Orbi RBK40 as AP

Klysner
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Orbi RBK40 as AP

Hi.

I have a RBK40 with a RBW30. But it's not enough for my house. I would like to buy a RBK20 with RBS20, because of the price, instead of buying two satellites. Then use the RBK20 as router, RBS20 and RBW30 as satellites for the RBK20. Then the RBK40 as a wired AP to the RBK20.

Is this possible?

If so, do I need two diffent SSID's?

 

BR, Kim.

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ekhalil
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Re: Orbi RBK40 as AP


@Klysner wrote:

Hi.

I have a RBK40 with a RBW30. But it's not enough for my house. I would like to buy a RBK20 with RBS20, because of the price, instead of buying two satellites. Then use the RBK20 as router, RBS20 and RBW30 as satellites for the RBK20. Then the RBK40 as a wired AP to the RBK20.

Is this possible?

If so, do I need two diffent SSID's?

 

BR, Kim.


I think that you meant RBR in all RBK that you mentioned above! 🙂

Yes, the configuration you are suggesting above should be ok:

RBR20 as your main router (in Router Mode) with two satellites: RBS20 and RBW30.

Then you want to use the RBR40 as a wired AP (in AP Mode). In this case, yes you have to use 2 different SSID's in the RBR20 and RBR40.

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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Klysner
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Re: Orbi RBK40 as AP

Yes I saw this just now. Hoping for a firmware update, so the RBK40 can work as a satellite. Don't wan't two SSID's again. That's why I changed to the Orbi system.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Orbi RBK40 as AP

Any RBR## unit will never be supported as a satellite. Only works in main router mode or AP mode only. Will not work as a satellite or work as a extender for wifi. 


@Klysner wrote:

Yes I saw this just now. Hoping for a firmware update, so the RBK40 can work as a satellite. Don't wan't two SSID's again. That's why I changed to the Orbi system.


 

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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