Yes! You can set up the system using a MacBook. Any device capable of browsing the internet can be used to set it up, using the web browser interface for the router. The system comes with a unique WiFi name and password, which you can use to connect your MacBook to the router. Then you can use your web browser on the MacBook to access the administrator features to change any settings to your liking.
The smartphone app is the easiest way to set up and manage the system, but it’s also very basic. More advanced settings are accessible only through the web browser interface. There are certain settings (such as IPv6 and WiFi channels) that cannot be accessed using the app. The app is not required for anything except Netgear ARMOR, the built in security system, which is an optional feature.
- Answered by Iain C
- 29 Nov 2019
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I do not have a smartphone, can the orbi be set up with my MacBook)