What is Orbi Universal Plug and Play and How to Enable It?
Netgear Orbi is a mesh system which provides fast and reliable internet connection. It is very popular because of its amazing features. One of the interesting features is UPnP (universal plug and play) that use to help internet devices like computer, phones and many more to access the network, connection with other devices as needed and internet appliances. Down here, we will talk about what is Netgear Orbi’s UPnP and how you can enable it using the interface login URL orbilogin.net.
What is Orbi Universal Plug and Play Feature?
UPnP feature of Netgear Orbi WiFi router is used to help devices to access the network. You can enable this feature manually, when you want to use such applications like multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, or real-time communications. Let’s take a look on some paragraphs down here to know how you can enable this amazing feature.
How to Enable Universal Plug and Play?
To enable, you have to log in to the interface of the Orbi router.
1. Link Computer to Router
The first step to access the interface is connecting your computer to the router via Ethernet cable. If you are using a laptop, then you can connect it via WiFi. Then start computer or laptop and open up any web browser on it. Locate the address bar and enter the login URL orbilogin.net or you can use the IP address that is 192.168.1.1. Now, hit the Enter key and you will reach the login page of the WiFi router’s interface.
2. Write User Details
This login page will ask you to type in the user details such as username and password. If you didn’t change the password, then you can use the user manual to fill the detail. When you finish filling in the details, then hit the Enter key again and you will reach inside the interface of the Netgear Orbi router.
3. Access the Router
As you know, the interface of the WiFi router is use to manage the settings or network to complete the Orbi setup and upgrade the firmware. You also can enable the UPnP (universal plug and play) feature from this interface. Let’s take a look down here that explains how you can turn on the UPnP.
4. Turn on UPnP Feature
On the basic home page of the interface, you have to locate and click on the Settings. Into the Settings, you have to select Advanced and then you will see an option named Advanced Setup. In Advanced Setup, you just have to click on the UPnP option.
Here, you will find a check box named Turn UPnP On. The feature can be enabled or disabled automatically with the device configuration. If the Turn UPnP On check box is cleared, then it means the router does not allow any device to automatically control router resources like port forwarding.
So, these are some of the easy steps to reach the universal plug and play feature of the Orbi router. Now, see what steps apply to if you selected the check box.
Step that Apply, After Selecting Check Box
a. Type Advertisement Period
This period of the time specifies the router broadcasting of its UPnP information. The range of time period in minutes varies from 1 to 1440 minutes. Longer and shorter durations can compromise the freshness of the device and ensure control points receive current device status.
b. Type Advertisement Time
Advertisement time is measured in hops also known as steps for each UPnP packet sent. Hopes represent the steps a packet takes between the devices. The range of Hopes can vary from 1 to 255. Advertisement time default value to live is 4 hopes, which should be fine for most of the home networks.
Now, you have to click Apply button given on the bottom of the screen to save the settings and enable the universal plug and play (UPnP) feature. You can also follow same steps in to the Orbi app if you want to use your phone to enable the plug and play feature.
As you can see, you can easily log in to the router and enable any feature including the universal plug and play by following these steps above.
The Last Words
The universal plug and play devices can discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the same network. If you want to use the multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, instant messaging and remote assistance, then you can enable the UPnP to avoid different kinds of interruptions. In above mentioned paragraphs, you have learned what UPnP feature of the Netgear Orbi router is. Also, we have provided different steps to enable it that includes reaching the login interface, locating the UPnp check box. We hope you have successfully turned on the feature and can access the multiple devices in the same network.