Netgear Orbi WiFi system is easily manageable using the Orbi app. You can also reach the web interface of Orbi via orbilogin.net. To use the app, simply download it on your smartphone and control the mesh system. You can complete the initial setup, update firmware, and modify WiFi and other settings from the comfort of your mobile device. The phone, however, should be connected to Orbi’s network. But what if it isn’t? In that scenario, if you want to log in, you can use the Netgear Orbi Anywhere Access feature.
This very post highlights all the information that you must know about the Anywhere Access feature by Netgear Orbi. Why and how to enable it and what are the benefits, all of this is covered in detail. Thus, do not skip any point and thoroughly read the post.
The term is self-explanatory. Anywhere access suggests having access from anywhere. You can log in to your Orbi dashboard from anywhere using the Orbi app. You do not have to be connected to the local network or available near the Orbi device. This makes it easy for you to manage your Orbi device from any place.
Let us suppose you are not at your home and you want to turn off your Orbi WiFi. How would you do it? You would need to wait till you reach home, get connected to the local network and then make the changes to the WiFi that you want to. Won’t you?
But if you enable the Anywhere access feature, you can log in to your Orbi and get into the admin panel without any worries even while you are not connected to its network. Sounds amazing?
Even when you are at home but can not log in to your Orbi router, maybe due to some advanced settings like VPN, custom DNS, etc., you can use the Anywhere access option to connect. It makes life a lot easier. Isn’t it?
It uses Netgear’s secure cloud services to get access to the admin panel of your Netgear Orbi device. To be able to access the Orbi router via the Anywhere access feature, you should first authenticate yourself by logging in to your Netgear SSO account. SSO is a single sign-on account. An additional layer of security can be added using 2FA (two-factor authentication). It uses two different factors to authenticate someone’s identity. You ought to use more than a simple username and password to log in.
This feature is by default enabled on your Orbi device. In case it is not, then here are the steps that you can use to get the task executed:
For your information, to enable the feature, you must be connected to Orbi’s local network. Once it is enabled, you can use another WiFi network to connect. So, first of all, turn on the Orbi router. But before that, you should verify the connection between the router and the modem. If you see Orbi purple light, this means there is a connectivity issue between the router and modem. Ensure that the connection is well in place.
Next switch on the router by plugging it into a well-working electrical outlet. Toggle the power button on.
If you haven’t downloaded the Orbi app on your phone, download and install it right now. Next, get your smartphone connected to the Orbi WiFi. Launch the app. Log in to it using the Orbi admin details.
Once you reach the dashboard, tap on the Menu option available in the upper-left corner of the screen. Next, tap Settings and then Anywhere Access.
Once the new page opens up, tap the slider button next to Enable Anywhere Access to the On position to enable the feature.
Note: If you want to disable the Anywhere Access feature, you should use the same instructions and toggle the button to the Off position.
Now that you have enabled Netgear Orbi Anywhere Access, you can begin using it. When you are not connected to the Orbi’s network and want to log in to it, you should launch the Orbi app and select Connect Via Anywhere Access. You should have an active WiFi connection.
We are anticipating that the information from this post has been helpful to you. We recommend you take complete advantage of this amazing feature by Netgear Orbi. The same option is also available for the Netgear Nighthawk app as well.
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