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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:25 AM
Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:49 AM
I downloaded the Orbi RBR50 manual and it seems it doesn't support VLAN tagging of different SSID's.
It is not on the DD-WRT list of supported hardware either.
This means that you are limited to regular users and guest users differentiation on the Wifi network.
Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:44 AM
openwrt supports vlans as does the tp-link switch. The orbi would be used in AP mode.
Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:40 AM
The issue is that the Orbi wont add a VLAN tag to each SSID, so even if the other components support VLAN it won't work
Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:12 AM
The manual says nothing about adding VLAN tags to SSID's.
Posts on Netgears forum that are made recently talks about the lack of this feature.
That still doesn't mean they could have added it with firmware updates made after writing the manual/forum posts.
Log in to the Orbi and check if you have anything VLAN related under SSID settings.
If not you will be limited to guest / non guest separation
And I suspect that will only work if you run the device as a router.
Been struggling with the same thing on a linksys WRT-AC1900. At least that one could install DD-WRT on it so I could add the feature.
Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:39 AM
This image gives a representation of what needs to be happening in the AP's.
Each SSID will have to mark the traffic with a VLAN tag so that the device that receives this traffic knows what to do with it.
If it can't tag each SSID then there is no way for the later device to differentiate between them, meaning that it wont be able to isolate them.
Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:44 AM
well, then I guess I really have no choice but to use the "guest" network or decide I can live with things the way they are. I was hoping to avoid that but it doesn't look like I really have any other options.
and I won't hold my breath on a future firmware update - they've yet to patch the wpa2 vulnerabilities.
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