When it comes to connecting the printer to the Netgear Orbi router, there are two approaches out of which you can implement anyone. We are going to make you familiar with both approaches.
Connecting via Ethernet cable
You can connect the printer to the Orbi router with the help of an Ethernet cable. In this method, both the devices will be connected physically with each other and the Orbi router must be connected to the home wireless network.
Connecting without cable
If you want to connect the printer wirelessly with the router, then it must support WPA2 or CCMP encryption. Don’t forget to check whether the Orbi router supports WPA security or not. Most of the Netgear routers don’t support WPA, WEP and WPA2 encryption.
If your printer has built-in WPA security which is not at all supported by the Orbi router, then you can update the drivers of printer online by connecting it to the computer.
Before connecting the printer to the orbi network, disconnect it from all the previous networks configured so far and delete all the configurations otherwise, you will find it difficult to connect to the Orbi network.
How to check the signal strength of the Orbi router?
If you have configured the Orbi router on the home wireless network and able to use it efficiently, then you don’t find any need to check the signal strength or relocate the router. However, if you find any problem in connecting the router to the smart devices, then you may be required to check the signal strength and change its position accordingly.
Steps to check the signal speed and quality of Netgear Orbi router are discussed here as under:
- Open the Orbi app.
- Go to the ‘Netgear Orbi device’ and select the model number.
- Check the connection speed by clicking on the ‘Speed test’ link
- Open ‘Wireless or wired’ connection depending on the type you have selected earlier.
If you are using a wired network, then there is no need to select the ‘Connection type’. It will be auto-detected. Change the position of Orbi router and see if the signal strength gets improved or not. If it really improves, then this is clear that some obstructions in-between are preventing the signal from receiving on the device. Yes, if there is some problem with the internet service provider, you can contact ISP.
All the details related to the connection and available bandwidth will be displayed on the screen. If you find a single bar on the umbrella icon, then it means the signal is improper. You need to fix this problem at the earliest so as to access the internet seamlessly.
After implementing the above-mentioned steps, if the problem is still at large, you can contact the Orbi experts available for assistance and support.