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ant
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Does Orbi require an online account?

I noticed its iOS app requires an online account. Does that mean Orbi hardwares does too?

 

Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. Smiley Happy

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FURRYe38
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?

No. You can set up Orbi with a wired PC and web browser. No account needed. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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CrimpOn
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?


@ant wrote:

I noticed its iOS app requires an online account. Does that mean Orbi hardwares does too?

Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. Smiley Happy


@FURRYe38is right.  The smartphone "apps" are optional.  As fewer customers own computers these days, Netgear appears to have created a way for people without computers to manage their Orbi.  Since you mention iOS, it's probably good to point out that "PC" means anything with a web browser and a screen large enough to show the Orbi web interface (Windows desktop or laptop, Apple iMac or MacBook, tablet.) Does not require an ethernet connection, although we "Old Farts" feel most comfortable with a physical connection to devices when we configure them.

I love my Orbi.
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ant
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?

Thanks. It's just weird that Netgear wants an online account just to use its app.

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FURRYe38
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?

I've just had an account. You'll be fine. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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ant
Virtuoso
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?


@FURRYe38 wrote:

I've just had an account. You'll be fine. 

 


Huh?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?

I've just always had an account.

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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FURRYe38
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Re: Does Orbi require an online account?

Other router Mfrs have similar requirement. D-Link does. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200 v2.02.03(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.17.12
RBK50 v2.7.2.104(WW) Circle Enabled
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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