Just bought a orbi wifi 6 system to help with our poor wifi options in langley.
We have an optik pvr and 4 wireless 4k boxes paired to it .. do I need to plug the master pvr into the orbi directly to have them access that wifi network vs the standard telus wifi network from the 3200?
Unless the Orbi offers the multicast Wi-Fi network capabilities of the T3200M, you will not get satisfactory performance from your Optik TV. If the TVs are working satisfactorily, I’d leave them alone, then bridge LAN port 1 and set up the Orbi for the rest of your network.
If you want to switch to the Orbi, yes, all 5 units will need to be connected to the Orbi, by wire or Wi-Fi. You may need to reset all the Wi-Fi Optik units to work with the new wireless network.
I can confirm that Orbi works with Optic TV Boxes, only need to enable IGMP on Advanced Wan setup, and as you mentioned then pair all the wireless boxes with the Orbi. PVR in my case is not wifi capable, need to be wired to the orbi router or satellite.
Anyways, having Telus t3200 port 1 (bridge) to Orbi and disabled / hide wifi works exactly the same. I dont know if there any benefit or not, just assuming an extra hoop?