How to Fix Orbi 960 Unstable Internet Connection?
Recently while looking for some answers related to my Orbi device, I came across a statement wherein a user said Orbi products are a real waste of money. Such frustration is totally understandable when one can not get what was expected from such a device which is highly spoken of. But is it true that Orbi devices specially Orbi 960 are of no use? There must be something that can be done to get the best output from Orbi devices. Keeping this into consideration, this blog has been jotted down. It includes all the possible solutions to help fix unstable internet connection using Orbi.
Orbi 960 Unstable Internet Connection: Resolved
Before trying anything else, see if you are getting this particular issue on one device or if all other devices have the same issue. Try to come closer to the Orbi router and see if the issue persists.
The persistence of the problem on all other devices from a closer location also requires you to try some troubleshooting steps. Use the hacks provided below to get rid of this problem:
1. Reboot your Orbi
Power cycle the Netgear Orbi router once to resolve any software glitches. This will also allow your Orbi device to have some rest which is much needed often. Hence, go ahead and disconnect the router from the modem. Now power off the router and let it rest for some time. After about 5 minutes, connect it back to the modem and switch it on.
Are you still getting an unstable internet connection from your Orbi 960? If you are nodding your head right now then proceed to the next step.
2. Bring Router Closer to the Modem
An excessive distance between the Orbi router and modem can be the cause of the trouble that you are facing right now. We thus want you to reduce this distance. Find an available power socket near the modem and plug your router into it.
Before shifting your Orbi 960 to the new location keep in mind that you must not place it too close to the modem.
3. Update it Firmware
If you haven’t updated your Orbi for a long time then consider doing it now. Updating the firmware of your Orbi device will be helpful in enhancing its performance to a great extent. You first need to download the latest firmware on your computer and then install it on the Orbi device by logging into the admin dashboard via orbilogin.com. Once your Orbi is updated, you will notice a drastic improvement in its WiFi signals.
4. Use Router in AP Mode
Are you still stuck with the same issue? There is a possibility that using the Orbi in router mode is the reason why you are getting an unstable internet connection. You can choose to use your Orbi router in AP mode or Access Point mode to fix this problem.
Here is what you need to do to change the operation mode on your Orbi 960 router:
- Ensure that your Orbi router is switched on.
- Connect it to the modem using an Ethernet cable now.
- Launch a browser on a PC that is connected to Orbi’s network.
- Visit orbilogin.net.
- On the Basic Home page, select Advanced > Advanced Setup > Router/AP Mode.
- On the new page that opens up, click on the radio button next to AP Mode.
- Your Orbi router is now working in Access Point mode.
This particular solution works like magic in fixing poor or unstable WiFi connections with Orbi devices.
In the Conclusion
When you are done following the last hack in the list, we are very sure that you are no longer facing an unstable internet signal from your Orbi 960 device. Bear in mind that you must keep the firmware on your Orbi updated to the most recent version all the time. Thus keep an eye on the latest firmware releases and get it installed right away whenever an update is ready.