Are you looking for steps related to the initial configuration of Orbi? If yes, then this is exactly what we are going to discuss today, so if you have just bought Netgear Orbi, then the below-mentioned information will be of great use to you. It doesn’t matter which Netgear Orbi model you have bought, the steps will work for you perfectly.
Depending on the type of router and connection that we have, we can configure the Orbi in several ways:
- Connect the Orbi directly to an ONT (Optical Network Terminal)
- Connect the Orbi to the router in bridge mode
- Configure the Orbi as an AP (Access Point) connected to the operator router
The focus today will be on the Orbi configuration connected to an ONT (Optical Network Terminal), so if you are using both these devices, then you will definitely find below-mentioned steps useful.
If we have a fiber connection in which we have the router and the ONT separately we will proceed to connect the WAN port of the Orbi (yellow color) to the ONT via an Ethernet cable.
If we have an ONT + router in single hardware provided by our operator we can extract the keys from the ONT and proceed to replace the router of the operator with our own ONT + Orbi system.
Once we have the ONT and the Netgear router connected and turned on, we proceed with the initial configuration of the Orbi router.
The initial configuration of Orbi can be done by cable or by Wi-Fi. You can choose any method because it won’t make a difference, but it will be better if you could do it with a cable as then, you can really check if the configuration has been properly.
Orbi step-by-step configuration connected to an ONT
At the bottom of the router, there is a sticker with the name of WIFI (SSID), its corresponding access code and the address of the access portal to perform the initial configuration of Orbi.
Once we have accessed the Orbi WIFI network and access to the orbilogin.net portal, the configuration wizard will start. First, the Orbi router checks the existing network connection.
Obviously, you will not be able to connect to the internet because we have not configured it yet. The wizard gives us the option to perform an initial configuration of Orbi automatically, manually or by loading a backup, so you need to select an option that according to you is the most convenient. In case, you are not able to perform the initial configuration, then you can consult Netgear tech support providers, as they will be able to guide you in the most suitable way. For more information Netgear Orbi Setup you can visit Netgear Orbi Help.