Configuring Orbi AP Mode on WiFi Router – A 5-Step Guide
If you’re seeking instructions to enable Orbi AP Mode on your WiFi router, then this is the post you must read. Here, you’ll learn complete guidelines to make it possible for the Orbi router to work as an access point. However, before that, we would like to give you a brief introduction about the Orbi access point.
What is Orbi AP Mode?
When the Orbi WiFi router functions in Router mode, it possesses all the characteristics that a normal router does. Most importantly, it does the job of routing the WiFi signals emitted by the main internet modem to devices in your house [just like an ordinary router]. But, if you choose to install your router as an access point, you will be free to use the Orbi router’s WiFi instead of that of any other router present in the home network.
Moreover, in the AP mode, your Orbi router will be able to extend the signals emitted by the modem into the rooms that would otherwise get zero wireless signals due to physical obstructions. Furthermore, multi-access point interconnection will be possible once you install the router as an access point.
Keeping all this in mind, we would now like to make you familiar with the instructions to set up the Orbi router as an access point. However, you are free to take the assistance of our technical support staff if you get stuck while following any of the instructions highlighted below.
How to Configure Orbi AP Mode on Router?
Step 1st – Connect Router and Modem
To make your Orbi router work as an access point, you need to establish a wired connection between WiFi devices. Here, the term “WiFi devices” refers to the router in your Netgear Orbi whole home WiFi system and the main internet modem. We suggest you use a new Ethernet cable for connecting your devices. Otherwise, the process may get halt before even getting started.
Step 2nd – Visit orbilogin.com
Now that you’ve established a successful connection between your WiFi devices, consider loading an internet browser on a computer or mobile device accessing the router’s WiFi. In the address bar, type orbilogin.com and press Enter. You will soon come across the admin page of your Orbi router. You’re also free to use the default IP address of the router if orbilogin.com fails to connect.
Step 3rd – Input the Orbi Details
On the Netgear Orbi admin page, type the default password and username of the wireless router into the designated fields. This is to bring to your attention that the default login credentials won’t be able to help you if you’ve ever customized them. In addition, the admin info of your Netgear Orbi router is case-sensitive. Therefore, cross-check the entrees before selecting Log In.
Step 4th – Change the Operating Mode
Now, to configure Orbi AP Mode, make your way to the Advanced Settings of the router by clicking Advanced on the BASIC Home screen. Thereafter, select Advanced Setup and click the option saying “Router/AP Mode”. A new window will appear where you need to select the AP Mode radio button.
Step 5th – Select the IP Address Setting
As soon as you select the AP Mode option, the page will adjust and you will be prompted to select the IP address setting:
Get dynamically from existing router: The other router present in the home network assigns the IP address to the router after you configure the Orbi AP mode.
Use fixed IP address: You can manually assign a specific IP address to your Orbi router while it works as an access point. Also, using this option needs advanced networking experience.
After assigning the IP address setting to your Orbi, you can save the changes and log out of it. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to manage your router via the Orbi application if you enable AP mode on it. In that case, the home network’s settings can be tweaked with the help of the router’s web management console only.
The Orbi AP mode allows you to explore new functionalities of the router and improve the networking experience. We hope that after walking through the information mentioned in this post, you will be able to set up your Netgear Orbi router as an access point and make the most of it.
However, if you aren’t able to make changes to the router’s operation mode even after following the guidelines provided above, consider installing the latest firmware version. But, what if you still fail? In that case, you should contact our technical experts without any delay. For your information, they are available 24*7 to help users struggling to resolve Netgear Orbi issues.