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  • #2412

    antimony316
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    I have had pcwrt, but recently bought orbi with one satellite to get better wifi through house. Can I still use pcwrt for parental controls while using orbi to extend wifi?

    #2413

    support
    Participant

    You can try this configuration:

    1. Connect your devices like this: Modem -> pcWRT -> Orbi. I.e., connect Modem to pcWRT WAN port, then connect from a pcWRT LAN port to Orbi WAN port.
    2. Configure the Orbi as an Access Point (AP).
    3. Turn off WiFi on the pcWRT.

    You’ll use WiFi from the Orbi only and your devices will appear as wired connections to the pcWRT.

    For more info on how to run the Orbi as AP:
    How do I configure my Orbi router to act as an access point?

    #2414

    antimony316
    Participant

    thank you – it worked!

    #3554

    rjager
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    #3560

    support
    Participant

    @rjager The type of mesh doesn’t matter. The requirement is to run the WiFi mesh in bridge mode.

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