Bridge Mode vs Router Mode for Mesh Networks?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Roosevelt, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Roosevelt macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011
    I would like to connect a Netgear Orbi to a Comcast XB3 modem.

    Do I need to use it in Bridge Mode or can I just connect it to the ethernet jack?

    Also, is one way faster than the other?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    You only want to have one of them running as a router. So either you need to setup the XB3 to basically be a bridge, or the Orbi. Its probably easiest to put the Orbi in bridge mode if you don't know how to change the XB3.

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