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# 212781 12-Apr-2017 12:46
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I want to replace my current TP-Link Archer D9 router,  Netgear Orbi looks good but I can't find anywhere confirmation

 

that Orbi can be plugged directly into the Chorus Fiber box inside my house.  I'm using bigpipe if that makes any difference

 

If it can't I'll look at a different option like possibly a Nighthawk.

 

 


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  # 1762162 12-Apr-2017 12:56
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If you ignore that fancy WiFi stuff, Orbi is just another router is it not? Should work fine.


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  # 1762282 12-Apr-2017 15:45
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why do you want to replace the d9 with that?

 

just buy an access point for a couple of hundred and use that to extend your coverage


 
 
 
 




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  # 1762302 12-Apr-2017 16:29
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The D9 is flaky.   Wireless drops off completely every couple of days requiring a complete reboot.  I work from home and need something more reliable with better Wifi,

 

I don't have or want any Ethernet cabling for extra access points

 

I also want less configuration hassle.  I have a couple of TP-link range extenders which only work with Wireless B ( slow ), and are a hassle to configure


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  # 1762314 12-Apr-2017 16:47
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if your working from home you really should be using Ethernet if you want reliability. wifi offers convenience

 

lol range extenders are cr@p


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  # 1762358 12-Apr-2017 17:47
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can confirm that the latest Orbi Firmware supports VLan tagging which you would need enabled, in order plug directly into the Chorus ONT. 

 

 


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  # 1762367 12-Apr-2017 18:05
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DJ NAV:

 

can confirm that the latest Orbi Firmware supports VLan tagging which you would need enabled, in order plug directly into the Chorus ONT. 

 

 

 

 

This is not necessary as OP is on Bigpipe.




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  # 1764691 15-Apr-2017 12:40
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OK,  I've bought one and the answer is yes.

 

Config was a bit fiddly,  as the autosetup didn't work and required powering on and off the ONT a few times,

 

and entering PPPOE details ( bigpipe email and password ) then got connected.

 

Orbi has done what I wanted,  better Wifi inside house, in sleepout and in garage.  All with one Wireless network and no extenders.

 

Another benefit is that the orbi looks better than the other routers with big aerials.

 

so far connected 2 surfaces, 1 Mac, 2 iphones, 1 samsung smart tv, 1 chromecast, and an ipad.   All 5 bars wireless and much better speed

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1808355 28-Jun-2017 16:34
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I put an Orbi system in at home last weekend and it's great.

 

As a couple of posters have said, it definitely does plug straight into the ONT, but ... you do need the newer firmware so the VLAN/Bridge option is available.  Mine was supplied with older firmware so there was a shocking degree of foul language employed until I worked it out - the two Orbi units were talking happily to each other but I couldn't get Internet.  But I now have full fibre speed all over the house on all devices.

 

PB Tech has a useful guide to setup, including the VLAN step, at www.pbtech.co.nz/NetgearISPSettings.


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