16-01-2020 09:15 AM
I have recently purchased a Netgear Orbi RBK20 AC2200 to extend my home wifi.
I am on VDSL currently using the Ultra Hub.
I need to configure the ultrahub as just a modem to bridge to the Orbi.
Is there a step by step guide for this?
02-04-2020 07:52 AM
If you have fibre and no vodafone voice phone line then you can connect the orbi direct to the fibre ONT and not use the vodafone modem
It needs to run in router mode and the vlan 10 added. info on how to do that here
If you are on DSL or have voice, then the orbi need to run in access point mode rather than router mode, and you connect the orbi Internet port to an Ultra Hub LAN port.
02-04-2020 01:52 PM - edited 02-04-2020 01:57 PM
Gidday @cn8476 ,
Although I did not try what @MrMorm said above so maybe try that??
"If you are on DSL or have voice, then the orbi need to run in access point mode rather than router mode, and you connect the orbi Internet port to an Ultra Hub LAN port."
I spent a long time trying to bridge the Ultra Hub to the Orbi (with ADSL/VDSL internet) but I just dont think it can be done unfortunatley.
I ended up finding an old HG 659 vodafone router that I was able to bridge with some instructions I found on google, was fairly advanced but it worked.
I am currently trying to set up a new Orbi system at my parents place with an old netgear modem router but cant seem to bridge it either due to it being so old.... i think easiest solution is to get one of these and set it to bridge mode.. looks fairly straightfoward https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MODNGRDM200/NETGEAR-DM200-ADSLVDSL-Modem-1-x-DSL-Port-1-x-LAN .
I do highly recommend the Orbi... its the only router product i've had that actually just works like its meant to. Just an annoying set up if you dont have fibre.
Hope this helps
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