6. The first step is to get the Netgear Nighthawk doing the internet login. Part 1: Transparent Bridging. Subscribe for Updates. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. Ask about if this model modem can be bridged. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, configure AP mode on the Orbi router. Check if your PPPOE credentials are working. Only users with topic management privileges can see it. Or disable all wifi radios on the modem and connect the Orbi router to the modem, configure AP mode on the Orbi router. S. scottlindner last edited by . Then use the Orbi router in router mode. So you can try the bridge mode and ensure the user name and PW are entered into PPPoE on the Orbi, if needed. Message 5 of 6 0 Kudos Reply. Just plug in the Orbi router to the wall completely disregard the C3000Z modem/router? Highlighted. You are a 100% correct in putting the Orbi into Access Point mode. They get sort of grumpy when suddenly they have no connection! I could not reply and ask for clearfication due to the thred being closed. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. First off, The modem or a modem will be needed!!! Yes must keep the peasents from rebelling. This would be a double NAT condition which isn't recommended. Then you can use the Orbi router in Router mode.3. Is there some trick to getting connected to Centurylink ADSL with a 3rd party router? BR500 VPN Currently Experiencing Intermittent Connectivity Issues. (Confused on the admin controls going through the IP address), 2) Use the CenturyLink modem as is (in router mode) and use Orbi in Access Point mode. The thread you sent me to is the exact one i was reading but I was not fully understanding what to do. If you can't bridge the modem, disable ALL wifi radios on the modem, configure the modems DMZ/ExposedHost or IP Pass-Through for the IP address the Orbi router gets from the modem. 3 on the list from  @FURRYe38, but a lot of Orbi users run their devices in AP mode. Experienced users do like to have separate modems and routers. By … This little step (website not app) was not mentioned in all the forms. If so, what settings did you have to change on the Orbi? Once you go to Orbi.com you can easily put it into AP mode and follow the steps to connect to the Orbi WiFi not the century link WiFi. I need some dumb help. If anyone out there who is tech smart and breaks it down step by step that would be very useful. I appreciate your time and your responses. https://kb.netgear.com/31218/How-do-I-configure-my-Orbi-router-to-act-as-an-access-point, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7LOcJ8GdDo&app=desktop. not sure...i found it, as I now know you did....perhaps other will join in. This topic has been deleted. Posted by 12 months ago. Archived . Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only mode. I was not told to do this through the website (on a computer not the app). Then use the Orbi router in router mode. I would be nice if NG added AP Mode setup to the app though. It may be no. In this article, I will explain all three modes, the Transparent Mode is explained in detail, because there is no simple mouse click within the Router Configuration to switch to this very useful mode. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Configure the modem for transparent bridge or modem only mode. The big thing about Orbi is the wifi technology.