As you know Orbi router is known for its signal strength, Wi-Fi boost, and whole-house internet coverage, there are some advanced settings that the orbi router encapsulated in itself. Let’s explore them one by one here:
- Implicit Beam-forming
- WMM (WiFi Multimedia)
- Fast Roaming
- Daisy Chain Topology
- Enable 20/40Mhz Coexistence
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To have access to the router’s advanced settings, login is necessary. Visit www.orbilogin.net from the WiFI connected laptop or PC and log in to this default web interface by entering the username and password.
Then go to the Advanced Wireless settings tab, then advance setup, and again moving forward click on the wireless settings to see all the settings that you can configure and decide but remember these settings will only available if your Orbi is in ‘Router mode’.
Enable SSID broadcast
Enable 20/40Mhz Coexistence and so on.
Tick on the checkbox for the following network bandwidth of 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency. When everything is done, click on Apply.
During the login phase, if you stuck with any error or bug on the internet or wifi connection, ensure that the router which is trying to connect with your laptop has updated firmware. Although the orbi router has an in-built feature of the automatic firmware update, yet running an old firmware, contact the tech support team for the help.
Automatic update of firmware is a part of advanced settings. You can yourself check this, follow these steps, and become an expert of your orbi.
Move your cursor to Advanced settings > Administration > Firmware Update. Here you get a notification if an update is available.
Don’t you want to know about the above-mentioned settings in detail? I know your mind has raised several questions on them like “How should I know whether I have to enable them or disable them right?
Give your mind a peace because we are going to elaborate them in detail here
1st Setting: MU-MIMO
It is generally recommended that this feature should be enabled. This feature is available only in the current Orbi firmware. While it does not affect even we left it disabled.
2nd Settings: Implicit Beam-forming
Recommended to tick the checkbox ON. It is helpful when the device creates issues on connecting due to long distance.
3rd Settings: Daisy Chain Topology
Only if you have 3 or more than 3 satellites, then only you can Enable it else you have to keep it Disabled. By doing som all your Orbi routers and satellite will start rebooting themselves.
4th Settings: Fast Roaming
From my own experiences, I would say don’t enable it until you have a large space or a big house. Fast roaming makes the devices react aggressively creating disruption in the connectivity while moving from one room to another.
5th Settings: Universal Plug and Play
When you plug any outside device like game consoles, IP cameras, or other electronics, it creates a fear of security in your Wi-Fi zone. Therefore, if you think that a device is that is common and don’t need much security, Disabled it. Reversing it, any device that is less secure and needs to be under observation enables it.
So now you know very well about what the Orbi router advanced setting can do. It is highly recommended to switch to orbi for stronger signal strength. One thing I want to say about this Netgear orbi WiFi technology, it will never let you down with the slow speed, no matter your house is connected with 1 or 100 plus devices, you will receive a comparatively impressive speed even to the dead spots.
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