How to Set Up Netgear Orbi in AP Mode?

Do you want to setup your Netgear Orbi in AP mode? If so, then you have landed on the right post. Setting up your Netgear Orbi in AP mode will help you extend the existing WiFi range to the fullest. If you are willing to set up your Netgear Orbi in access point mode, walk through the step-by-step instructions given in this blog section.

How to Set Up Netgear Orbi in Access Point Mode?

Step 1: Connect Your Devices via Ethernet Cable

Start the configuration process of your Netgear Orbi device by setting up the hardware of the device. Once the hardware of your Netgear Orbi gets configured properly, create an Ethernet connection between your existing modem/ router and the Netgear device. It is strictly recommended – do not connect your devices with each other wirelessly. The risk of hacking can be high.

Apart from that, we also suggest you use a well-maintained and damaged-free Ethernet cable to connect your devices. Once you’re done, try accessing the Orbi login page.

Step 2: Open an Internet Browser

As soon as you create a solid, secure, and good connection between your Netgear Orbi and your existing modem/ router, turn on a PC or laptop and launch on an internet browser in it. If you don’t want to connect your devices with each other using an Ethernet connection, you are free to connect them in a wireless manner.

Note: To avoid Orbi login issues, it is suggested to use an up-to-date internet browser, clear the cache, junk files, and browsing history, and also close all the unwanted tabs.

Step 3: Log In to Netgear Orbi

Open an internet browser and enter in the address bar and hit the Enter key to get redirected to the Netgear Orbi login page. Make sure to enter the web address correctly without typos in the address bar of the internet browser.

Bonus Tip: On the off chance if you are facing issues while reaching Orbi login page using, we suggest you use its default IP address. And, for default login credentials, we suggest you refer to the Netgear Orbi manual.

Step 4: Access the Netgear Orbi Advanced Setup Page

As soon as you log into your Netgear Orbi using or the default IP address, navigate to the Settings option and then walk through the instructions highlighted below:

  • Right off the bat, connect your PC or laptop to the Orbi’s WiFi.
  • Have access to the Orbi login page.
  • Locate the Advanced Option and click on Advanced Setup > AP Mode.
  • The AP mode page will display on the device screen.
  • Click on AP mode radio button.
  • Press Enter to proceed further.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and at last, click on Apply to make the changes effective.

Kudos! You have successfully configured your Netgear Orbi in AP mode. Now, you can unplug your Netgear Orbi and place it to a location where you need to access the WiFi the most.

Note: While logging into Netgear Orbi and to configure it in AP mode, make sure that you have an active and strong internet connection. Apart from that, to revamp your internet experience and to enhance the performance of the device, update Netgear Orbi firmware and see the difference.

The Ball Is In Your Court!

Hopefully, this piece of writing has helped you to set up your Netgear Orbi in AP mode. On the off chance if you still can’t make the most out of your Netgear Orbi or have any other doubts or queries, know that our competent experts have got you covered. So, without much delay, feel free to get in touch with our technical department anytime.