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  • Brand: Netgear
  • Product: Router
  • Model/name: Orbi RBK53 Multiroom Wifi
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350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
March 2017
202-11675-06
Orbi
WiFi System
User Manual
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Orbi WiFi System
Support
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Compliance
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See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Trademarks
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Contents
Chapter 1 Overview
Orbi Router and Satellite Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Orbi Router and Satellite Hardware Overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Orbi Router Model RBR50 Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Orbi Satellite Model RBS50 Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Orbi Router Model RBR40 Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Orbi Satellite Model RBS40 Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Orbi Wall Plug Satellite Model RBW30 Hardware Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
LED Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Orbi WiFi System LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Optional Orbi Add-On Satellite LEDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connect Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Place Your Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sync Your Orbi Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sync a Satellite From an Orbi WiFi System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sync an Add-On Satellite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Log In to Your Router and Add Satellites to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Download the NETGEAR Orbi App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 2 Connect to the Network and Access the Router
Connect to the Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Wired Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
WiFi Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
WiFi Connection Using WPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Types of Logins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Use a Web Browser to Access the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic Internet Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Change the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Access the Orbi Router With NETGEAR genie App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 3 Specify Your Internet Settings
Use the Internet Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Manually Set Up the Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Specify an Internet Connection Without a Login. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Specify an Internet Connection That Uses a Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Requirements for Entering IPv6 Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Use Auto Detect for an IPv6 Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Use Auto Config for an IPV6 Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Set Up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Set Up an IPv6 Pass Through Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Internet Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Change the MTU Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Chapter 4 Control Access to the Internet
Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Allow or Block Access to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Delete Keywords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Avoid Blocking on a Trusted Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Block Services From the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Manage Network Access Control Lists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Set Up Security Event Email Notifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Chapter 5 Optimize Performance
WiFi Multimedia Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Improve Network Connections With Universal Plug N Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 6 Specify Network Settings
View or Change WAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Set Up a New Dynamic DNS Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Specify a DNS Account That You Already Created . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Change the Dynamic DNS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Set Up a Default DMZ Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Change the Router’s Device Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Change the LAN TCP/IP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Specify the IP Addresses That the Router Assigns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Manage Reserved LAN IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Reserve an IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Edit a Reserved IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Delete a Reserved IP Address Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Custom Static Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Set Up a Static Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Edit a Static Route. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Delete a Static Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Specify Basic WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Change the WiFi Password or Security Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Set Up a Guest WiFi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
View or Change Advanced WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Use the Router as a WiFi Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Generate a New Backhaul Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Check Your Internet Bandwidth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Set Up a WiFi Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Set Up a Bridge for a Port Group or VLAN Tag Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Set Up a Bridge for a Port Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Set Up a Bridge for a VLAN Tag Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Set Up an IPTV Port to Lease an Intranet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Enable British Telecom IGMP Proxy Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Chapter 7 Manage Your Network
Update the Router and Satellite Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Check for Firmware Updates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Manually Update Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Change the admin Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Set Up Password Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Recover the admin Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
View Router Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Display Internet Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Check the Internet Connection Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
View Satellite Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
View and Manage Logs of Router Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
View Devices Connected to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
View Satellites Connected to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Monitor Internet Traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Manage the Router Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Back Up Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Erase the Current Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Restore Configuration Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Set Up Remote Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Use Remote Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Remotely Access Your Router Using the genie App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Chapter 8 Customize Internet Traffic Rules for Ports
Port Forwarding to a Local Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Set Up Port Forwarding to a Local Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Add a Custom Port Forwarding Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Edit a Port Forwarding Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Delete a Port Forwarding Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Application Example: Make a Local Web Server Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
How the Router Implements the Port Forwarding Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Port Triggering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Add a Port Triggering Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Enable Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Application Example: Port Triggering for Internet Relay Chat . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Chapter 9 Use VPN to Access Your Network
Set Up a VPN Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Specify VPN Service in the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Install OpenVPN Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Install OpenVPN Software on Your Windows Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Install OpenVPN Software on Your Mac Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Install OpenVPN Software on an iOS Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Install OpenVPN Software on an Android Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Use a VPN Tunnel on Your Windows Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Use VPN to Access Your Internet Service at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Set Up VPN Client Internet Access in the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Block VPN Client Internet Access in the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Use a VPN Tunnel to Access Your Internet Service at Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Chapter 10 Troubleshooting
Quick Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Sequence to Restart Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
WiFi Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
The Router and Satellite Do Not Sync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Cannot Log In to the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Cannot Access the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Troubleshoot Internet Browsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Troubleshoot PPPoE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
WiFi Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Troubleshoot Your Network Using the Ping Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Test the LAN Path to Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Test the Path From Your Computer to a Remote Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Appendix A Supplemental Information
Factory Settings for Orbi Routers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Factory Settings for Orbi Router Model RBR50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Factory Settings for Orbi Router Model RBR40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Factory Settings for Orbi Satellites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Factory Settings for Orbi Satellite Model RBS50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Factory Settings for Orbi Satellite Model RBS40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Factory Settings for Orbi Wall Plug Satellite Model RBW30 . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Technical Specifications for Orbi Routers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Technical Specifications for Orbi Router Model RBR50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Technical Specifications for Orbi Router Model RBR40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Technical Specifications for Orbi Satellites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Technical Specifications for Orbi Satellite Model RBS50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Technical Specifications for Orbi Router Model RBS40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Technical Specifications for Orbi Wall Plug Satellite Model RBW30 . . . . . . 151
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1. Overview
The Orbi™ WiFi System creates dedicated high-speed WiFi connections to your Internet
service. The Orbi router connects to your modem or gateway. The Orbi satellite extends the WiFi
signal throughout your home.
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Orbi Router and Satellite Models
• Orbi Router and Satellite Hardware Overviews
• LED Behavior
• Connect Your Router
• Place Your Satellite
• Sync Your Orbi Satellite
• Download the NETGEAR Orbi App
For more information about the topics covered in this manual, visit the support website at
support.netgear.com.
Note: This manual refers to all Orbi router models as the router and refers
to all Orbi satellite models (including the Orbi wall plug satellite) as
the satellite.
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Orbi Router and Satellite Models
Different types of Orbi routers and satellites are available. To determine which Orbi model
you own, look on the router or satellite label for the model number. For more information
about what the label might look like, see Labels on page 24.
The following is a list of the Orbi routers and satellites that are available.
Orbi router model RBR50 Orbi satellite model RBS50
Orbi router model RBR40 Orbi Satellite model RBS40
Orbi wall plug satellite model RBW30
Figure 1. Orbi models
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Orbi Router and Satellite Hardware Overviews
The following sections display the hardware features available for different Orbi routers and
satellites.
Orbi Router Model RBR50 Hardware Overview
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5
6
1
8
7
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Figure 2. Orbi router model RBR50, front and back views
1. Ring LED (not shown in image)
2. Sync button (also used for WPS connection)
3. Internet port
4. Ethernet ports
5. USB port
6. Power On/Off button and Power LED
7. DC Power connector
8. Reset button
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Orbi Satellite Model RBS50 Hardware Overview
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2
5
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3
Figure 3. Orbi satellite model RBS50, front and back views
1. Ring LED (not shown in image)
2. Sync button (also used for WPS connection)
3. Ethernet ports
4. USB port
5. Power On/Off button and Power LED
6. DC Power connector
7. Reset button
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Orbi Router Model RBR40 Hardware Overview
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1
7
3 4
Figure 4. Orbi router model RBR40, front and back views
1. Ring LED (not shown in image)
2. Sync button (also used for WPS connection)
3. Internet port
4. Ethernet ports
5. Power On/Off button and Power LED
6. DC Power connector
7. Reset button
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Orbi Satellite Model RBS40 Hardware Overview
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Figure 5. Orbi satellite model RBS40, front and back views
1. Ring LED (not shown in image)
2. Sync button (also used for WPS connection)
3. Ethernet ports
4. Power On/Off button and Power LED
5. DC Power connector
6. Reset button
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Orbi Wall Plug Satellite Model RBW30 Hardware Overview
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Figure 6. Orbi wall plug satellite model RBW30, front and back views
1. Ring LED (not shown in image)
2. Sync button (also used for WPS connection)
3. Reset button
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LED Behavior
When you sync a satellite to the router, the LED behavior for a satellite that comes in a WiFi
system is different from the LED behavior for add-on satellites.
Orbi WiFi System LEDs
The following table describes the LED behavior for an Orbi router and Orbi satellites that are
purchased together and come in the same package.
Table 1. Orbi WiFi System router and satellite LED descriptions
LED LED Behavior
Power LED The Power LED is located above the Power On/Off button on the rear
panel. Note: The wall plug satellite does not include a Power LED.
• Solid green. Power is on.
• Solid amber. The router or satellite is booting.
• Blinking amber. The router or satellite is resetting to factory default
settings.
• Blinking red. The firmware is corrupted.
• Off. Power is not supplied.
Router ring LED The ring LED is located on the top.
• Pulsing white. The router is booting or someone pressed the Sync
button.
• Off. The router finished booting and is working normally.
• Solid white. The router is resetting to factory default settings.
• Solid magenta. The router cannot connect to the Internet. See Cannot
Access the Internet on page 132.
Satellite ring LED This satellite is included when you buy an Orbi router. The ring LED is
located on the top.
• Pulsing white. The satellite is booting.
• Blue for three minutes. The connection between the satellite and the
router is good.
• Amber for three minutes. The connection between the satellite and
the router is fair.
• Magenta. The satellite failed to sync to the router. See The Router and
Satellite Do Not Sync on page 131.
• Off. The satellite synced to the router and is working normally.
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Optional Orbi Add-On Satellite LEDs
You can purchase add-on Orbi satellites (sold separately) and add them to your Orbi
network.
Table 2. Orbi add-on satellite LED description
LED LED Behavior
Power LED The Power LED is located above the Power On/Off button on the rear
panel. Note: The wall plug satellite does not include a Power LED.
• Solid green. Power is on.
• Solid amber. The satellite is rebooting.
• Blinking amber. The satellite is resetting to factory default settings.
• Blinking red. The firmware is corrupted.
• Off. Power is not supplied.
Add-on satellite ring LED Optional add-on satellites are sold separately and can be added to your
Orbi network. The ring LED is located on the top.
• Pulsing white. The satellite is booting.
• Solid white. The satellite is ready to sync to the router (press the Sync
button).
• Blue for three minutes. The connection between the satellite and the
router is good.
• Amber for three minutes. The connection between the satellite and
the router is fair.
• Magenta. The satellite is not connected to the router or is not getting an
IP address.
• Off. The satellite synced to the router and is working normally.
Connect Your Router
 To cable your router:
1. Unplug your modem’s power, leaving the modem connected to the wall jack for your
Internet service.
If your modem uses a battery backup, remove the battery.
2. Plug in and turn on your modem.
If your modem uses a battery backup, put the battery back in.
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3. Connect your modem to the Internet port of your router with the yellow Ethernet cable that
came with your router.
Note: The router shown in this image is the Orbi router (model RBR50). The
same setup applies to all Orbi routers.
4. Connect the power adapter to your router and plug the power adapter into an outlet.
5. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power On/Off button on the rear panel of the
router.
Place Your Satellite
If your satellite came with your Orbi WiFi System, the satellite attempts to sync with your
router. If you bought an add-on satellite, you must manually sync your satellite. For more
information, see Sync Your Orbi Satellite on page 18.
Note that your satellites must be within range of your router’s WiFi signal in order for it to sync
with the router. Use each satellite’s ring LED to help you determine where to place your
satellite.
Examples of Placement for One Satellite
If you own one Orbi satellite, we recommend that you place your satellite in the middle of your
home. The router shown in the following images is the Orbi router model RBR50 and the
satellite shown in the images is the Orbi satellite model RBS50.
If you own an Orbi wall plug satellite model RBW30, you might need to place the satellite
closer to the router. Use the satellite ring LED to determine the best placement for your
satellite.
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Figure 7. Single-story house with one Orbi satellite
Satellite
Router
Figure 8. Multilevel house with one Orbi satellite
Examples of Placement for Multiple Satellites
If you own more than one Orbi satellite, we recommend that you place your router in the
middle of your home with the satellites placed on opposite sides of your home. The router
shown in the following images is the Orbi router model RBR50 and the satellites shown in the
images are the Orbi satellites model RBS50.
If you own multiple Orbi wall plug satellites model RBW30, you might need to place the
satellites closer to the router. Use the satellite ring LED to determine the best placement for
your satellites.
Router
Satellite Satellite
Figure 9. Single-story house with two Orbi satellites
If you have a multi-level house, place the satellites on different floors.
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Figure 10. Multilevel house with two Orbi satellites
Sync Your Orbi Satellite
The sync process for your satellite depends on whether your satellite came with your Orbi
WiFi System, or if your satellite is an add-on satellite.
Sync a Satellite From an Orbi WiFi System
The Orbi WiFi System includes an Orbi router and either one or two satellites. The satellite in
the WiFi system is preset to automatically find and sync to the WiFi signal from the Orbi
router in the same WiFi system.
 To sync your satellite:
1. Place your satellite.
For more information, see Place Your Satellite on page 16.
2. Connect the satellite to a power source.
3. If the Power LED on the back of the satellite does not light, press the Power On/Off button.
The satellite ring LED pulses white. The satellite automatically finds the Orbi router’s WiFi
signal and attempts to sync to the Orbi router.
The satellite ring LED lights one of the following colors for about three minutes and then
turns off:
• Blue. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection between
the router and satellite is good.
• Amber. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection
between the router and satellite is fair. Consider moving the Orbi satellite closer to the
Orbi router.
• Magenta. The Orbi router and satellite failed to sync.
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4. If the satellite ring LED is magenta, move the satellite closer to the router and then sync the
satellite to the router:
a. Press the Sync button on the back of the router.
b. Within two minutes, press the Sync button on the back of the satellite.
The satellite attempts to sync to the Orbi router. The satellite ring LED lights blue, amber,
or magenta as described in Step 3 of this procedure and then turns off.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 if your Orbi WiFi System came with a second satellite.
Sync an Add-On Satellite
If you already set up an Orbi router and satellite are adding an optional add-on satellite (sold
separately), follow these steps.
 To sync your add-on satellite:
1. Place your satellite.
For more information, see Examples of Placement for Multiple Satellites on page 17.
2. Connect the satellite to a power source.
3. If the Power LED on the back of the satellite does not light, press the Power On/Off button.
4. Wait about two minutes for the satellite ring LED to light solid white.
5. Press the Sync button on the back of the satellite and within two minutes, press the Sync
button on the back of your Orbi router.
The satellite ring LED pulses white, then lights one of the following colors for about three
minutes, and then turns off:
• Blue. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection between
the router and satellite is good.
• Amber. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection
between the router and satellite is fair. Consider moving the Orbi satellite closer to the
Orbi router.
• Magenta. The Orbi router and satellite failed to sync. Move the satellite closer to the
router and try again.
Log In to Your Router and Add Satellites to Your Network
You can use the router web interface to add a satellite to your Orbi network.
 To add a satellite to your Orbi network using the router web interface:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
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3. Enter the router admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Add Orbi Satellite.
The Place Your Satellite page displays.
5. Follow the instructions about where to place your satellite in your house.
6. Connect the satellite to a power source.
7. If the Power LED on the back of the satellite does not light, press the Power On/Off button.
8. Click the NEXT button.
9. Wait about two minutes for the satellite’s ring LED to light solid white.
10. Press the Sync button on the satellite.
The satellite’s ring LED pulses white.
11. Click the SYNC button in the router web interface.
The router attempts to sync with the satellite.
The satellite’s ring LED lights one of the following colors for about three minutes and then
turns off:
• Blue. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection between
the router and satellite is good.
• Amber. The Orbi router and satellite successfully synced, and the connection
between the router and satellite is fair. Consider moving the Orbi satellite closer to the
Orbi router.
• Magenta. The Orbi router and satellite failed to sync. Move the satellite closer to the
router and try again.
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Download the NETGEAR Orbi App
You can use the NETGEAR Orbi app to set up your Orbi network.
To find the app, scan a QR code or search for NETGEAR Orbi in the Apple App Store or
Google Play Store. Launch the NETGEAR Orbi app on your mobile device and follow the
prompts.
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Access the Router
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Connect to the Network
• Labels
• Types of Logins
• Use a Web Browser to Access the Router
• Change the Language
• Access the Orbi Router With NETGEAR genie App
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Connect to the Network
You can connect to the Orbi network through a wired or WiFi connection. If you set up your
computer to use a static IP address, change the settings so that it uses Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Wired Connection
You can connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable and join the router’s
local area network (LAN).
 To connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable:
1. Make sure that the router is receiving power (its Power LED is lit).
2. Connect an Ethernet cable to an Ethernet port on your computer.
3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the router’s Ethernet ports.
Your computer connects to the local area network (LAN). A message might display on
your computer screen to notify you that an Ethernet cable is connected.
WiFi Connection
 To find and select the WiFi network:
1. Make sure that the router or satellite is receiving power (its Power LED is lit).
2. On your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device, find and select the WiFi network.
The WiFi network name is on the router label. The WiFi network name is the same for the
router and the satellite in the Orbi WiFi System.
Note: If you bought the router and the satellite separately, their default WiFi
network names are different.
3. Join the WiFi network and enter the WiFi password.
The password is on the router label.
Your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device connects to the WiFi network.
WiFi Connection Using WPS
You can connect to the router’s WiFi network with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or you can
find and select the WiFi network.
 To use WPS to connect to the WiFi network:
1. Make sure that the router is receiving power (its Power LED is lit).
2. Check the WPS instructions for your computer or WiFi device.
3. Press the Sync button on the router.
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4. Within two minutes, on your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device, press its WPS button
or follow its instructions for WPS connections.
Your computer or mobile device connects to the WiFi network.
Labels
The router label shows the login information, the WiFi network name and password, the
router’s MAC address, and the router’s serial number. The following is an example of what the
router label might look like:
Figure 11. Router label
The satellite label shows the WiFi network name and password, the satellite’s MAC address,
and the satellite’s serial number. The following is an example of what the satellite label might look
like:
Figure 12. Satellite label
Types of Logins
Separate types of logins serve different purposes. It is important that you understand the
difference so that you know which login to use when.
Types of logins:
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• Internet service login. The login that your Internet service provider (ISP) gave you logs
you in to your Internet service. Your service provider gave you this login information in a
letter or some other way. If you cannot find this login information, contact your service
provider.
• WiFi network key or password. Your router and satellite are preset with the same WiFi
network name (SSID) and password for WiFi access. This information is on the router
label and the satellite label.
• Router login. This logs you in to the router interface from a web browser as admin.
Use a Web Browser to Access the Router
When you connect to the network (either with WiFi or with an Ethernet cable), you can use a
web browser to access the router to view or change its settings. The first time you access the
router, the NETGEAR installation assistant automatically checks to see if your router can
connect to your Internet service.
Automatic Internet Setup
You can set up your router automatically, or you can use a web browser to access the router
and set up your router manually. Before you start the setup process, get your ISP information
and make sure that the computers and devices in the network use the settings described
here.
When your Internet service starts, your Internet service provider (ISP) typically gives you all
the information needed to connect to the Internet. For DSL service, you might need the
following information to set up your router:
• The ISP configuration information for your DSL account
• ISP login name and password
• Fixed or static IP address settings (special deployment by ISP; this setting is rare)
If you cannot locate this information, ask your ISP to provide it. When your Internet
connection is working, you no longer need to launch the ISP login program on your computer
to access the Internet. When you start an Internet application, your router automatically logs
you in.
Installation and basic setup takes about 15 minutes to complete.
 To automatically set up your router:
1. Turn the router on by pressing the On/Off button.
2. Make sure that your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device is connected to the router with
an Ethernet cable (wired) or wirelessly with the preset security settings listed on the label.
Note: If you want to change the router’s WiFi settings, use a wired connection
to avoid being disconnected when the new WiFi settings take effect.
3. Launch a web browser.
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The page that displays depends on whether you accessed the router before:
• The first time that you set up the Internet connection for your router, the browser goes
to orbilogin.com, and the Orbi login page displays.
• If you already set up the Internet connection, enter orbilogin.com in the address field
for your browser to start the installation process.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
The router connects to the Internet.
5. If the browser does not display the web page, do the following:
• Make sure that the computer is connected to one of the four LAN Ethernet ports or
over WiFi to the router.
• Make sure that the router is receiving power, and that its Power LED is lit.
• Close and reopen the browser or clear the browser cache.
• Browse to orbilogin.com.
• If the computer is set to a static or fixed IP address (this setting is uncommon),
change it to obtain an IP address automatically from the router.
6. If the router does not connect to the Internet, do the following:
a. Review your settings.
Make sure that you selected the correct options and typed everything correctly.
b. Contact your ISP to verify that you are using the correct configuration information.
c. Read Chapter 10, Troubleshooting.
If problems persist, register your NETGEAR product and contact NETGEAR technical
support.
Log In to the Router
When you first connect to your router and launch a web browser, the browser automatically
displays the router’s web page. If you want to view or change settings for the router, you can
use a browser to log in to the router’s web page.
 To log in to the router:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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Change the Language
By default, the language is set as Auto.
 To change the language:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. In the upper right corner, select a language from the menu.
5. When prompted, click the OK button to confirm this change.
The page refreshes with the language that you selected.
Access the Orbi Router With NETGEAR genie App
The genie app is the easy dashboard for managing, monitoring, and repairing your home
network. The genie app can help you with the following:
• Automatically repair common WiFi network problems.
• Easily manage router features like Live Parental Controls, Internet traffic meter, speed
test, and more.
 To use the genie app to access the router:
1. Visit the NETGEAR genie web page at NETGEAR.com/genie.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
3. Launch the genie app.
The genie app dashboard page displays.
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Usually, the quickest way to set up the router to use your Internet connection is to allow Orbi to
detect the Internet connection when you first access the router with a web browser. You can also
customize or specify your Internet settings.
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Use the Internet Setup Wizard
• Manually Set Up the Internet Connection
• Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
• Change the MTU Size
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Use the Internet Setup Wizard
You can use the Setup Wizard to detect your Internet settings and automatically set up your
router.
 To use the Setup Wizard:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup Wizard.
5. Select the Yes radio button.
If you select No, you are taken to the Internet Setup page (see Manually Set Up the
Internet Connection on page 30).
6. Click the Next button.
The Setup Wizard searches your Internet connection for servers and protocols to
determine your ISP configuration and checks your operation mode.
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Manually Set Up the Internet Connection
You can view or change the router’s Internet connection settings.
Specify an Internet Connection Without a Login
 To specify the Internet connection settings:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Internet.
5. Leave the Does your Internet connection require a login No radio button selected.
6. If your Internet connection requires an account name or host name, type it in the Account
Name (If Required) field.
7. If your Internet connection requires a domain name, type it in the Domain Name (If
Required) field.
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For the other sections in this page, the default settings usually work, but you can change
them.
8. Select an Internet IP Address radio button:
• Get Dynamically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your IP address. Your ISP
automatically assigns these addresses.
• Use Static IP Address. Enter the IP address, IP subnet mask, and the gateway IP
address that your ISP assigned. The gateway is the ISP router to which your router
connects.
9. Select a Domain Name Server (DNS) Address radio button:
• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
10. Select a Router MAC Address radio button:
• Use Default Address. Use the default MAC address.
• Use Computer MAC Address. The router captures and uses the MAC address of the
computer that you are now using. You must use the one computer that the ISP
allows.
• Use This MAC Address. Enter the MAC address that you want to use.
11. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
12. Click the Test button to test your Internet connection.
If the NETGEAR website does not display within one minute, see Chapter 10,
Troubleshooting.
Specify an Internet Connection That Uses a Login
 To view or change the basic Internet setup:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
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4. Select Internet.
5. Select the Does your Internet connection require a login Yes radio button.
The page adjusts.
6. From the Internet Service Provider menu, select the encapsulation method:
The selections are PPPoE, PPTP, or L2TP.
7. In the Login field, enter the login name your ISP gave you.
This login name is often an email address.
8. In the Password field, type the password that you use to log in to your Internet service.
9. If your ISP requires a service name, type it in the Service Name (if Required) field.
10. From the Connection Mode menu, select Always On, Dial on Demand, or Manually
Connect.
11. To change the number of minutes until the Internet login time out, in the Idle Timeout (In
minutes) field, type the number of minutes.
This is how long the router keeps the Internet connection active when no one on the
network is using the Internet connection. A value of 0 (zero) means never log out.
12. Select an Internet IP Address radio button:
• Get Dynamically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your IP address. Your ISP
automatically assigns these addresses.
• Use Static IP Address. Enter the IP address, IP subnet mask, and gateway IP
address that your ISP assigned. The gateway is the ISP router to which your router
connects.
13. Select a Domain Name Server (DNS) radio button:
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• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
14. Select a Router MAC Address radio button:
• Use Default Address. Use the default MAC address.
• Use Computer MAC Address. The router captures and uses the MAC address of the
computer that you are now using. You must use the one computer that the ISP
allows.
• Use This MAC Address. Enter the MAC address that you want to use.
15. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
16. Click the Test button to test your Internet connection.
If the NETGEAR website does not display within one minute, see Cannot Access the
Internet on page 132.
Specify IPv6 Internet Connections
You can set up an IPv6 Internet connection if genie does not detect it automatically.
 To set up an IPv6 Internet connection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select the IPv6 connection type:
• If you are not sure, select Auto Detect so that the router detects the IPv6 type that is
in use.
• If your Internet connection does not use PPPoE, DHCP, or fixed, but is IPv6, select
Auto Config.
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Your Internet service provider (ISP) can provide this information. For more information
about IPv6 Internet connection, see the following sections:
- Use Auto Detect for an IPv6 Internet Connection on page 34
- Use Auto Config for an IPV6 Internet Connection on page 36
- Set Up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Internet Connection on page 37
- Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Internet Connection on page 39
- Set Up an IPv6 Pass Through Internet Connection on page 40
- Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Internet Connection on page 41
- Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Internet Connection on page 42
- Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Internet Connection on page 44
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Requirements for Entering IPv6 Addresses
IPv6 addresses are denoted by eight groups of hexadecimal quartets that are separated by
colons. You can reduce any four-digit group of zeros within an IPv6 address to a single zero
or omit it. The following errors invalidate an IPv6 address:
• More than eight groups of hexadecimal quartets
• More than four hexadecimal characters in a quartet
• More than two colons in a row
Use Auto Detect for an IPv6 Internet Connection
 To set up an IPv6 Internet connection through auto detection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
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5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select Auto Detect.
The router automatically detects the information in the following fields:
• Connection Type. This field indicates the connection type that is detected.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on WAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s WAN (or Internet) interface. The number after the slash (/) is the
length of the prefix, which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6
address. If no address is acquired, the field displays Not Available.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s LAN interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix,
which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is
acquired, the field displays Not Available.
6. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
This setting specifies how the router assigns IPv6 addresses to the devices on your home
network (the LAN).
7. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID to be
used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
8. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
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Use Auto Config for an IPV6 Internet Connection
 To set up an IPv6 Internet connection through auto configuration:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select Auto Config.
The router automatically detects the information in the following fields:
• Router’s IPv6 Address on WAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s WAN (or Internet) interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length
of the prefix, which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no
address is acquired, the field displays Not Available.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s LAN interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix,
which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is
acquired, the field displays Not Available.
6. (Optional) In the DHCP User Class (If Required) field, enter a host name.
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Most people can leave this field blank, but if your ISP gave you a specific host name,
enter it here.
7. (Optional) In the DHCP Domain Name (If Required) field, enter a domain name.
You can type the domain name of your IPv6 ISP. Do not enter the domain name for the
IPv4 ISP here. For example, if your ISP’s mail server is mail.xxx.yyy.zzz, type xxx.yyy.zzz
as the domain name. If your ISP provided a domain name, type it in this field. For
example, Earthlink Cable might require a host name of home, and Comcast sometimes
supplies a domain name.
8. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
9. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID that you
want to be used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
10. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Internet Connection
The 6rd protocol makes it possible to deploy IPv6 to sites using a service provider’s IPv4
network. 6rd uses the service provider’s own IPv6 address prefix. This limits the operational
domain of 6rd to the service provider’s network and is under direct control of the service
provider. The IPv6 service provided is equivalent to native IPv6. The 6rd mechanism relies
on an algorithmic mapping between the IPv6 and IPv4 addresses that are assigned for use
within the service provider’s network. This mapping allows for automatic determination of
IPv4 tunnel endpoints from IPv6 prefixes, allowing stateless operation of 6rd.
With a 6rd Tunnel configuration, the router follows the RFC5969 standard, supporting two
ways to establish a 6rd tunnel IPv6 WAN connection:
• Auto Detect Mode. In IPv6 Auto Detect mode, when the router receives option 212 from
the DHCPv4 option, auto detect selects the IPv6 as 6rd Tunnel setting. The router uses
the 6rd option information to establish the 6rd connection.
• Manual Mode. Select 6rd. If the router receives option 212, the fields are automatically
completed. Otherwise, you must enter the 6rd settings.
 To set up an IPv6 6rd Tunnel Internet connection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
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3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. In the Internet Connection Type menu, select 6rd.
The router automatically detects the information in the following sections:
• 6rd (IPv6 Rapid Development) Configuration. The router detects the service
provider’s IPv4 network and attempts to establish an IPv6 6rd Tunnel connection. If
the IPv4 network returns 6rd parameters to the router, the page adjusts to display the
correct settings in this section.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s LAN interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix,
which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is
acquired, the field displays Not Available.
6. Select an IPv6 Domain Name Server (DNS) Address radio button:
• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
7. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
This setting specifies how the router assigns IPv6 addresses to the devices on your home
network.
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8. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID that you
want to be used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 6to4 Tunnel Internet Connection
The remote relay router is the router to which your router creates a 6to4 tunnel. Make sure
that the IPv4 Internet connection is working before you apply the 6to4 tunnel settings for the
IPv6 connection.
 To set up an IPv6 Internet connection by using a 6to4 tunnel:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select 6to4 Tunnel.
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The router automatically detects the information in the Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN
field. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired for the router’s LAN interface. The
number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix, which is also indicated by the
underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is acquired, the field displays Not
Available.
6. Select a Remote 6to4 Relay Router radio button:
• Auto. Your router uses any remote relay router that is available on the Internet. This
is the default setting.
• Static IP Address. Enter the static IPv4 address of the remote relay router. Your IPv6
ISP usually provides this address.
7. Select an IPv6 Domain Name Server (DNS Address) radio button:
• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
8. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
This setting specifies how the router assigns IPv6 addresses to the devices on your home
network.
9. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID that you
want to be used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
10. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 Pass Through Internet Connection
In pass-through mode, the router works as a Layer 2 Ethernet switch with two ports (LAN and
WAN Ethernet ports) for IPv6 packets. The router does not process any IPv6 header packets.
 To set up a pass-through IPv6 Internet connection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
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The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select Pass Through.
The page adjusts, but no additional fields display.
6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 Fixed Internet Connection
 To set up a fixed IPv6 Internet connection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select Fixed.
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6. Configure the fixed IPv6 addresses for the WAN connection:
• IPv6 Address/Prefix Length. The IPv6 address and prefix length of the router WAN
interface.
• Default IPv6 Gateway. The IPv6 address of the default IPv6 gateway for the router’s
WAN interface.
• Primary DNS Server. The primary DNS server that resolves IPv6 domain name
records for the router.
• Secondary DNS Server. The secondary DNS server that resolves IPv6 domain
name records for the router.
Note: If you do not specify the DNS servers, the router uses the DNS servers
that are configured for the IPv4 Internet connection on the Internet
Setup page. (See Manually Set Up the Internet Connection on
page 30.)
7. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
This setting specifies how the router assigns IPv6 addresses to the devices on your home
network.
8. In the IPv6 Address/Prefix Length fields, specify the static IPv6 address and prefix length
of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
9. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 DHCP Internet Connection
 To set up an IPv6 Internet connection with a DHCP server:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
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The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select DHCP.
The router automatically detects the information in the following fields:
• Router’s IPv6 Address on WAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s WAN (or Internet) interface. The number after the slash (/) is the
length of the prefix, which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6
address. If no address is acquired, the field displays Not Available.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s LAN interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix,
which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is
acquired, the field displays Not Available.
6. Select an IPv6 Domain Name Server (DNS) Address radio button:
• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
7. (Optional) In the User Class (If Required) field, enter a host name.
Most people can leave this field blank, but if your ISP gave you a specific host name,
enter it here.
8. (Optional) In the Domain Name (If Required) field, enter a domain name.
You can type the domain name of your IPv6 ISP. Do not enter the domain name for the
IPv4 ISP here. For example, if your ISP’s mail server is mail.xxx.yyy.zzz, type xxx.yyy.zzz
as the domain name. If your ISP provided a domain name, type it in this field. For
example, Earthlink Cable might require a host name of home, and Comcast sometimes
supplies a domain name.
9. Select an IP Address Assignment radio button:
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• Use DHCP Server. This method passes more information to LAN devices, but some
IPv6 systems might not support the DHCv6 client function.
• Auto Config. This is the default setting.
This setting specifies how the router assigns IPv6 addresses to the devices on your home
network (the LAN).
10. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID that you
want to be used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
11. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Set Up an IPv6 PPPoE Internet Connection
 To set up a PPPoE IPv6 Internet connection:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > IPv6.
The IPv6 page displays.
5. From the Internet Connection Type menu, select PPPoE.
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The router automatically detects the information in the following fields:
• Router’s IPv6 Address on WAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s WAN (or Internet) interface. The number after the slash (/) is the
length of the prefix, which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6
address. If no address is acquired, the field displays Not Available.
• Router’s IPv6 Address on LAN. This field shows the IPv6 address that is acquired
for the router’s LAN interface. The number after the slash (/) is the length of the prefix,
which is also indicated by the underline (_) under the IPv6 address. If no address is
acquired, the field displays Not Available.
6. In the Login field, enter the login information for the ISP connection.
This is usually the name that you use in your email address. For example, if your main
mail account is JerAB@ISP.com, you would type JerAB in this field. Some ISPs (like
Mindspring, Earthlink, and T-DSL) require that you use your full email address when you
log in. If your ISP requires your full email address, type it in this field.
7. In the Password field, enter the password for the ISP connection.
8. In the Service Name field, enter a service name.
If your ISP did not provide a service name, leave this field blank.
Note: The default setting of the Connection Mode field is Always On to
provide a steady IPv6 connection. The router never terminates the
connection. If the connection is terminated, for example, when the
modem is turned off, the router attempts to reestablish the connection
immediately after the PPPoE connection becomes available again.
9. Select an IPv6 Domain Name Server (DNS) Address radio button:
• Get Automatically from ISP. Your ISP uses DHCP to assign your DNS servers. Your
ISP automatically assigns this address.
• Use These DNS Servers. If you know that your ISP requires specific servers, select
this option. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it also.
10. (Optional) Select the Use This Interface ID check box and specify the interface ID that you
want to be used for the IPv6 address of the router’s LAN interface.
If you do not specify an ID here, the router generates one automatically from its MAC
address.
11. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
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Change the MTU Size
The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest data packet a network device transmits.
When one network device communicates across the Internet with another, the data packets
travel through many devices along the way. If a device in the data path uses a lower MTU
setting than the other devices, the data packets must be split or “fragmented” to
accommodate the device with the smallest MTU.
The best MTU setting for NETGEAR equipment is often the default value. In some situations,
changing the value fixes one problem but causes another. Leave the MTU unchanged unless
one of these situations occurs:
• You experience problems connecting to your ISP or other Internet service, and the
technical support of either the ISP or NETGEAR recommends changing the MTU setting.
These web-based applications might require an MTU change:
- A secure website that does not open, or displays only part of a web page
- Yahoo email
- MSN portal
- America Online’s DSL service
• You use VPN and experience severe performance problems.
• You used a program to optimize MTU for performance reasons, and now you are
experiencing connectivity or performance problems.
Note: An incorrect MTU setting can cause Internet communication
problems. For example, you might not be able to access certain
websites, frames within websites, secure login pages, or FTP or POP
servers.
 To change the MTU size:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Setup > WAN Setup.
The WAN Setup page displays.
5. In the MTU Size field, enter a value from 64 to 1500.
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6. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
If you suspect an MTU problem, a common solution is to change the MTU to 1400. If you are
willing to experiment, you can gradually reduce the MTU from the maximum value of 1500
until the problem goes away. The following table describes common MTU sizes and
applications.
Table 3. Common MTU sizes
MTU Application
1500 The largest Ethernet packet size. This setting is typical for connections that do not use
PPPoE or VPN, and is the default value for NETGEAR routers, adapters, and switches.
1492 Used in PPPoE environments.
1472 Maximum size to use for pinging. (Larger packets are fragmented.)
1468 Used in some DHCP environments.
1460 Usable by AOL if you do not send or receive large email attachments, for example.
1436 Used in PPTP environments or with VPN.
1400 Maximum size for AOL DSL.
576 Typical value to connect to dial-up ISPs.
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4. Control Access to the Internet
The router comes with a built-in firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted
intrusions from the Internet.
This chapter includes the following sections:
• Set Up Parental Controls
• Allow or Block Access to Your Network
• Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites
• Block Services From the Internet
• Manage Network Access Control Lists
• Schedule When to Block Internet Sites and Services
• Set Up Security Event Email Notifications
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Set Up Parental Controls
The first time that you select Parental Controls from the BASIC Home page, your browser
goes to the Parental Controls website. You can learn more about Parental Controls or
download the application.
After you set up and enable parental controls, you can change the web filtering level for each
device on the network through the network map page on the genie app.
 To set up Parental Controls:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select Parental Controls.
The Live Parental Controls website opens.
5. Click the button for the app or version that you want to download and use.
6. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the genie app.
7. Open the genie app and select Parental Controls.
After installation, Live Parental Controls automatically starts.
8. Click the Next button, read the note, and click the Next button again to proceed.
Because Live Parental Controls uses free OpenDNS accounts, you are prompted to log
in or create a free account.
9. Select a radio button as follows:
• If you already own an OpenDNS account, leave the Yes radio button selected.
• If you do not own an OpenDNS account, select the No radio button.
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If you are creating an account, the Create a free OpenDNS account page displays.
Do the following:
a. Complete the fields.
b. Click the Next button.
After you log on or create your account, the filtering level page displays.
10. Select a radio button for a filtering level and click the Next button.
The Setup is complete.
11. Click the Take me to the status page button.
The Status page displays. Parental Controls are now set up for the router.
12. To enable Parental Controls, click the Enable Live Parental Controls button.
Allow or Block Access to Your Network
You can use access control to block access to your network.
 To set up access control:
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your Orbi
network.
2. Enter orbilogin.com.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the router admin user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > Security > Access Control.
The Access Control page displays.
5. Select the Turn on Access Control check box.

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