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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Orbi with Fios: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

This guide provides instructions for  Orbi setup with Fios Internet. Additionally, you will gain insights into disabling the Fios network and resolving any connection issues with your router. Let’s begin with the installation process.  

Installation of  Orbi Wifi Setup  

  1. To successfully set up your Orbi router, follow these straightforward steps:
  2. Ensure that the Verizon Fios router is powered on. Wait for the Router Status LED to become a steady white light.
  3. Power on the Orbi setup with Fios and wait for the Power LED light to turn solid green.
  4. Use an ethernet cable to establish a connection between the Verizon router and the Orbi router:

    1. a. Insert one end of the ethernet cable into the ethernet port on the Verizon router.
    2. b. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the Orbi router.

  5. On your laptop, phone, or desktop computer, connect to the Orbi router’s network. 
  6. You have two options for connecting: you can use an Ethernet connection or access     the Orbi router network through your device’s WiFi manager. Follow these steps:
  7. Ethernet Connection:

    1. Connect your device using an Ethernet cable.
    2. Open a web browser and go to orbilogin.com.

  8. WiFi Connection:

    1. Go to your device’s WiFi manager, locate the Orbi router network, and connect to it.
    2. Once connected, open a web browser and go to orbilogin.com.

  9. Log in to your admin account using the default Netgear credentials:

    1. Username: admin
    2. Password: password

  10. The Basic home page for your account will be displayed. Click on “ADVANCED” and then select “Advanced Setup.”
  11. Click on the “Router/AP Mode” option, and the Router/AP Mode Page will appear.
  12. Check the box next to “AP Mode.”

Activating the Fios Wireless Network on Verizon  

Follow these steps to set up your  Orbi setup with Fios and disable the wireless network on the Verizon router: 

  1. Connect your device to the NetGear Orbi network with the Verizon FiOS router.
  2. Open your device’s web browser and enter 192.168.0.1 to access the login window.
  3. In the login window, enter your Verizon account username and password.
  4. Once logged in, you’ll reach the main page.
  5. Navigate to the wireless settings.
  6. Click on Basic Security Settings.
  7. Choose “Turn Off Wireless Settings
  8. Click the Apply button to save the changes. 

By following these steps, you have successfully set up your Orbi router with FiOS and disabled the wireless network on the Verizon router.

Also Read: Orbi NBK752 Setup

FAQ’s 

Q: How do I connect my Orbi router to Fios?

A: Connect your Orbi router to Fios by using an Ethernet cable to link the Orbi and Verizon Fios routers. Follow the provided instructions for a seamless setup process. 

Q: Can I disable the wireless network on my Verizon router after setting up Orbi?

A: Yes, you can. Access the router settings through a web browser, navigate to wireless settings, and choose “Turn Off Wireless Settings.” This ensures your Orbi network takes precedence. 

Q: Is it possible to manage Orbi settings remotely?

A: Yes, you can. Utilise the Orbi app or access the router’s settings through a web browser remotely by using the designated IP address or domain provided during the initial setup. 

Q: Can I use a WiFi connection instead of Ethernet to set up Orbi with Fios?

A: Yes, you have the option to connect your device to the Orbi network using WiFi. Access your device’s WiFi manager, locate the Orbi router network, and follow the setup instructions provided in the Orbi setup guide. 

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