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Orbi RBR 50 best uK network?

SamRoberts22
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Orbi RBR 50 best uK network?

Hi everyone,

I've had an ORBI system for the past year or so (RBK53 + Satellite & voice smartspeaker satellite). I have been with Sky Fibre broadband so have had to have it in AP mode. It mostly works and is stable, but has some issues. Main issue is if the sky modem goes down the system doesn't automatically reconnect and I have to go through a specific on-off procedure to get everything working again. I'm not sure, but I also wonder if I get as good coverage as I would do in Router mode. I have quite a long distance to try and cover as I'm extending across my garden with a satellite in our garage at the bottom of the garden, and it is only just in range in AP mode.

I'm coming to the end of my contract with Sky so was wondering if there are any fibre broadband networks in UK that supply a modem that plays nicely with the ORBI system and will let me use it to its full capability. We don't have cable so it has to be fibre broadband. I've had a look online, but all you generally find are the ones with issues (usually Sky).

Thanks in advance!

Sam
Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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@SamRoberts22 wrote:
Main issue is if the sky modem goes down the system doesn't automatically reconnect and I have to go through a specific on-off procedure to get everything working again.

What is this Sky modem?

 

The Orbi is a router and has little to do with how your Internet connection connects. The modem handles that. If you have a modem/router, that could be the roadblock.

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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CrimpOn
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Re: Orbi RBR 50 best uK network?


@SamRoberts22 wrote:
 I also wonder if I get as good coverage as I would do in Router mode. I have quite a long distance to try and cover as I'm extending across my garden with a satellite in our garage at the bottom of the garden, and it is only just in range in AP mode.

There is no difference in Wi-Fi coverage between router and access point (AP) mode. "It is what it is."

If the satellite ring light turns blue, it is "close enough".

If not, there are a number of potential solutions.

 

I love my Orbi.
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