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Roundy77
Level 2

PLease help - just purchased Netgear Orbi RBR50 AC3000 mesh systrem with router and 1 satellite.  Completed set up, all was fine until it came time at the end to conenct to the internet - and it wont.  Have tried most things I can find online to fix, but in the end reset all the settings on the Archer vr1600v as well as the Orbi and tried again - at the least in factory mode for both Archer modem/router and Orbi router it shold set up a new network (which it does - can find the netwrok and login to the Orbi's interface), but it wont connect to the internet.  I am using the Archer vr1600v as the modem and have plugged the Orbi into the Archer.  Any suggestions here?

 

Thanks!

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david64
Level 10

Hi Roundy77.

Have you tried this from the user manual? You need to do Orbi config before you connect the cable.

After connecting cable, you access the Archer gui to see what ip address has been given to the Orbi.

 

Use the router as a WiFi access point
You can set up the router to run as an access point (AP) on the same local network as
another router or gateway.
For example, you can use the Orbi router as a WiFi access point that connects to a
gateway or modem router that you already use for your Internet service. In this situation,
you do not need to change the settings for the gateway or modem router.
To set up the Orbi router as an AP after you set up your Internet connection:
1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the Internet port of this router to a LAN port on
your existing router or gateway.
2. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your
Orbi network.
3. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
4. Enter the admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time
that you logged in. The user name and password are case-sensitive.

The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Router/AP Mode.
The Router/AP Mode page displays.
6. Select the AP Mode radio button.
The page adjusts.

7. Select the IP address setting:
• Get dynamically from existing router. The other router on the network assigns
an IP address to this router while this router is in AP mode.
• Enable fixed IP settings on this device (not recommended). Use this setting
if you want to manually assign a specific IP address to this router while it is in AP
mode. Using this option effectively requires advanced network experience.
Note: To avoid interference with other routers or gateways in your network, we
recommend that you use different WiFi settings on each router. You can also turn
off the WiFi radio on the other router or gateway and use the Orbi only for WiFi client
access.
8. Click the Apply button.
The IP address of the router changes, and you are disconnected.
9. To reconnect, close and restart your browser and enter orbilogin.com.

 

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david64
Level 10

Hi Roundy77.

Have you tried this from the user manual? You need to do Orbi config before you connect the cable.

After connecting cable, you access the Archer gui to see what ip address has been given to the Orbi.

 

Use the router as a WiFi access point
You can set up the router to run as an access point (AP) on the same local network as
another router or gateway.
For example, you can use the Orbi router as a WiFi access point that connects to a
gateway or modem router that you already use for your Internet service. In this situation,
you do not need to change the settings for the gateway or modem router.
To set up the Orbi router as an AP after you set up your Internet connection:
1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the Internet port of this router to a LAN port on
your existing router or gateway.
2. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your
Orbi network.
3. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
4. Enter the admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time
that you logged in. The user name and password are case-sensitive.

The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Router/AP Mode.
The Router/AP Mode page displays.
6. Select the AP Mode radio button.
The page adjusts.

7. Select the IP address setting:
• Get dynamically from existing router. The other router on the network assigns
an IP address to this router while this router is in AP mode.
• Enable fixed IP settings on this device (not recommended). Use this setting
if you want to manually assign a specific IP address to this router while it is in AP
mode. Using this option effectively requires advanced network experience.
Note: To avoid interference with other routers or gateways in your network, we
recommend that you use different WiFi settings on each router. You can also turn
off the WiFi radio on the other router or gateway and use the Orbi only for WiFi client
access.
8. Click the Apply button.
The IP address of the router changes, and you are disconnected.
9. To reconnect, close and restart your browser and enter orbilogin.com.

 

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