The Orbi 860 Series: A Quick Guide

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The Orbi 860 Series: A Quick Guide

The Orbi 860 Series: A Quick Guide​ : Login, setup, reset, firmware update

How to Setup Orbi 860 Series?

Table of Contents

1.) Connect your laptop and/or mobile to the router Orbi 860 Series using either an Ethernet or WiFi connection:

(a) Ethernet – Use an ethernet cable for connecting your computer directly to Orbi Pro router LAN ports.

(b) WiFi – Use the pre-assigned WiFi Network Name (SSID) along with the password printed on this label on the  Orbi 860 Series to connect to the Orbi WiFi network.

2.) Open a browser on the internet and enter into the URL box. 

Click”I agree” to continue.

(3) Configure the Orbi 860 Series. The Orbi 860 Series should be recognized. Click the setup button and just wait to see your Orbi Pro Router to sync with the satellites.

(4) Admin Account Settings Fill in the “admin” password for your Orbi 860 Series. 

  • Then, select the security query. 

  • Make sure to keep these details in mind in the event that you forget the “admin” password. 

  • The security question can assist you in resetting your password in the event that you’ve forgotten it.

(5) Configure your WiFi and fill in the details. This is your WiFi password and SSID. Next, click the button when you’ve completed the setting.

(6) Configuring the Internet connection:

(a) If your connection runs in DHCP Mode, you may skip the wireless settings. The Orbi 860 Series is already in the DHCP setting by default.

(b) If your connection is running using PPPoE, click yes and enter your PPPoE login details and password. When you select Connection mode select Always On. Click APPLY.

(7) Set up Your Wireless WiFi network SSID (multiple SSID)

(8) Examine Your Internet connectivity. If you are connected to the Internet, your Internet status will show as GOOD AND the Internet Port will show an IP Address. It’s good to go.

Orbi 860 Series Login:

To access your Orbi 860 Series, you have to follow some simple basic steps. 

Below are the steps to follow when accessing the Orbi 860 Series page.

  • On your computer, start any browser you like.

  • Within the Address Bar, enter the URL or

  • A log within a window will be displayed on your monitor.

  • Enter the login information like username and password into the required field

  • The default username for your orbi is admin and the password is password.

  • Once you have logged in and completed it, the Basic homepage will be displayed in your browser.

If the default homepage is displayed it is possible to configure your router easily. Like changing the SSID and admin password or even updating the firmware. Apply the settings then save the settings and complete the procedure.

How to Reset the Netgear Orbi 860 Series Router?

In this section, we will discuss steps of you step-by-step how to set up your Netgear Orbi router of the 960 series.

Step 1: Locate the reset button

The first thing you need to do is to locate the reset button on the right side of the reverse of the router. It’s usually tiny and recessive, so it’s possible you’ll need something like paper clips in order to press it.

Step 2. Hold the button and then press the reset button

When you’ve found the reset button, hold it for 10 to 15 minutes. The Orbi 860 Series will then reboot and the lights in the front start flashing.

Step 3. The reset process may require a few minutes to complete

It is essential to allow the reset process to be complete and will take only a few minutes. The LEDs will cease to blink and the router will be scheduled to begin after a couple of minutes

Step 4. Join the device on the network

After the reset procedure is completed, you’ll be able to connect to the internet using either an electronic device or a computer. Its name (SSID) and the password will be restored to its default settings.

Step 5: Log in to the web interface

To log in to the interface on the internet and make any adjustments to your configurations, you’ll need to enter the IP address of your Orbi 860 Series which is in the address bar of your web browser. The default username will be “admin” and the default password is “password”.

How To Update OrbiOrbi 860 Series Firmware?

Netgear Orbi 860 Series is among the strongest and most powerful wifi routers in the market currently. However, if you are using an outdated firmware version the Orbi WiFi system could not function properly.

The firmware can be updated in two ways: 

  • Manually.

  • Or with the application. 

If you are updating the firmware on Your Orbi device it is important to follow the instructions correctly. Once you’ve installed the firmware, you can’t go back.

Let’s go over the steps and learn how you can change the firmware on your Orbi 860 Series firmware.

How can I determine the Orbi 860 Series firmware version?

Before you update your firmware, be sure to confirm your device’s firmware version. 

This will save you time from unnecessary steps and repairs that are not needed.

These are some steps you can take to examine the firmware on your device:

  • Using a device connected to the Orbi network, open 

  • Enter the username you have chosen and your password. 

  • The login is admin. After that, enter the password you created for the initial installation of the product or installation.

How do I change the Orbi firmware with the application?

The process of updating the firmware on your Netgear Orbi using the app is the most efficient method. Just make sure you’ve got the Orbi application installed on your device prior to performing the steps below.

  • Connect your computer or mobile phone to the Orbi network.

  • Start the Orbi application.

  • Set in the admin password for your router, then sign in.

  • In the upper-left edge of the dashboard, click on Menu.

  • Go to Settings and then click on Router Settings.

  • Tap Update Firmware.

  • Follow any additional steps If there are any. Wait until the process of updating is completed.

  • Start a fresh Orbi 860 Series.

How can I manually update the Orbi 860 Series firmware?

Manually changing your Orbi could be challenging. 

But don’t worry! 

If you adhere to these steps and follow these steps, the Orbi can be in great form within a matter of minutes.

  • Download the firmware to an electrical device.

  • Make sure you update Your Orbi satellite.

  • Make sure you update the firmware on your Orbi router.

  • Download the firmware manually.

  • If you wish to update manually the firmware on your Orbi it is necessary to first download it manually from Netgear’s site.

  • Be sure to use an Ethernet connection to use this method. Wireless connections could affect the firmware of your router when downloading the firmware.

Visit the Netgear Download Centre Then download the new firmware

  • Go to

  • Enter the username you want to use and your password. (The user name is admin. You can then enter the password that you entered during the initial set-up.)

After you’ve downloaded the firmware, it’s time to upgrade your Orbi satellite as well as your Orbi router. Don’t change or update your Orbi satellite or router simultaneously. Start by updating your satellite first and then your router later.


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