How do I test my Orbi router?

Answered by James Kissner

To test the speed of your Orbi WiFi System, you can use the Orbi app. Follow these steps:

1. Make sure your computer or mobile device is connected to your Orbi WiFi network.

2. Launch the Orbi app on your device. If you haven’t installed it yet, you can download it from your device’s app store.

3. Once the app is open, you will be prompted to enter the user name and password that you created during the initial setup of your Orbi system. Enter the credentials and tap the “SIGN IN” button.

4. After successfully logging in, the Orbi app will display the Dashboard, which provides an overview of your network status and settings.

5. To run a speed test, tap on the “Speed Test” option. It is usually located in the menu or settings section of the app.

6. Once you are in the Speed Test section, you will see a button labeled “START TEST.” Tap on it to initiate the speed test.

7. The app will now measure the upload and download speeds of your Orbi WiFi network. This process may take a few moments to complete.

8. Once the test is finished, the app will display the results, showing your upload and download speeds in Mbps (megabits per second). It may also provide additional details like latency or ping.

By performing this speed test, you can gauge the performance of your Orbi WiFi network and determine if there are any issues or slowdowns. If you notice significantly lower speeds than expected, you may want to troubleshoot your network or contact your internet service provider for assistance.

Remember that the speed test results can vary depending on various factors such as the distance between your device and the Orbi router, the number of connected devices, and the overall internet connection provided by your ISP. Therefore, it’s a good practice to perform multiple tests at different times of the day to get a more accurate representation of your network’s performance.

Additionally, if you prefer to run a speed test from a computer rather than the Orbi app, you can use popular online speed test websites such as Ookla’s or Simply connect your computer to your Orbi WiFi network and visit one of these websites to initiate the test. The process is similar, where the website will measure your upload and download speeds and display the results on the screen.

I hope this helps you in testing the speed of your Orbi router. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to ask.