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How to Setup Orbi router and satellite?

What has made Netgear Orbi login necessary in today’s homes? Dealing with low quality internet connection in a small place is a pain on its own. Imagine the drop of quality in a network at a huge house. For a house around 7500 sq. feet, the network quality needs to be top-notch and must include long-range connectivity feature that extends network to the far corners of the house so the house is completely blanketed by Internet connectivity. It is therefore important for owners with big properties to be extremely cautious and careful while buying a home network solution in terms of a router or Range extender.

Netgear Orbi was designed specifically to cover larger areas to expand the range of wireless connectivity. Once you log in to Orbi router, you will be able to experience the wireless connectivity unlike how you ever experienced it. While most of the wireless routers are only able to extend the range of wireless network until the edge of their limits, the Netgear Orbi router allows the user to connect multiple Orbi devices within a specific area set within every certain distance that allows the Orbi device to multiply and extend the range of the network.

You can effectively control this network by making changes to a single Orbi router that is the central control hub of the entire network. Hence, Netgear Orbi default admin password will be able to get you access to the mainframe of the huge network that you have. You can also send changes across to either a single unit or the entire network as a whole.

The above then begs the question ‘how to setup Orbi router?’ The answer to that is provided below with Orbi router and satellite setup steps which makes this page a Netgear Orbi setup guide. Once you are successfully able to achieve the Orbi login, you can complete these steps; hence, we have also provided the same for you.

To set up your Orbi router and satellite:

According to the Netgear Orbi setup guide, you should first assemble all the required elements for setting up Orbi router and satellite. These include the Netgear Orbi router, Satellite, Ethernet cable, a computer/Laptop or a device capable of wireless connection. The next steps in setting up Orbi are as follows:

  1. The first thing to do is to connect your Orbi router to the internet. For this, turn off your modem and take out its battery, if it runs on one.
  2. Connect it to a power source and turn it back again.
  3. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port of the modem to the Internet or Yellow port of the Orbi router.
  4. To start the Netgear Orbi setup process, plug it in to a power source and turn it on.
    Note: Check the Power LED present on the back of the Orbi router. If it does not light, turn on the router using On/Off button. 
  5. The Orbi router will have an LED that will first turn solid white and then pulse white.
  6. Ensure that you have placed the Orbi central device in the middle of the house to ensure maximum reachability to other devices as well.
  7. Power up the Orbi satellite by attaching it to a power source.
    Note: Notice the status of light on the back of the Orbi satellite. If it doesn’t light up, press the on/off button available and check the status again.
  8. During the Orbi setup process the Orbi satellite’s ring LED will turn to the following colors: first light solid white, it will then pulse white, and finally pulse magenta color.
    Note: The magenta color will pulse from the Netgear Orbi router for upto a couple of minutes, stating that it is trying to locate Orbi router and trying to connect to it.
  9. Once the Orbi satellite stop pulsing magenta color, it will turn to one of the following colors for around 10 seconds before the LED completely turns off. Each of these lights state once of the following messages:

     

    • Solid blue. This color means that the connection between the satellite and the router is successfully completed.
    • Solid magenta. If the Orbi satellite cannot connect to the Orbi router. It will stay magenta. In this case, try to place the Orbi satellite closer to the Orbi router.
    • Solid amber. The Orbi satellite turns this color to state that the connection between the router and the satellite is average. Try to move the Orbi satellite close to router in this case.

       

  10. Use an Ethernet or a wireless connection to connect to a computer or a Laptop to complete the Netgear Orbi login process.
    Note: Wireless connection can be completed using the WiFi network name (SSID) and Orbi default wifi password which is printed on the back of the Orbi router or satellite. Connect to that network using your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device.
  11. Head over to the Netgear Orbi login page which is http://orbilogin.com and login using Orbi default wifi password. From this page, follow the on-screen instructions which will tell you how to setup Orbi router and log in to Orbi router. Once the setup steps are complete, the LED on the router will stop glowing.

 

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According to Netgear Orbi setup guide, the above mentioned steps should smoothly wrap the setting up Orbi steps complete. If in case you face any issue during the setup process, you can always call us on our toll-free number or chat live with us in the chat window provided below.

Is there a way to setting up Orbi satellite as an add-on to my Orbi Pro router wireless network?

Since Orbi is a smart Wireless network system, the best perk of having it is that it allows for multiple satellite devices to be added in order to increase the range or the power of your network. This can effectively allow you to expand network to places which you previously thought were unable to spread wireless network to by either spreading wireless network as an extender or share it as an access point. Setting up Orbi as access point can make your wireless network accessible to basement, roof, backyard and other areas riddled with dead spots. You have the option of adding either the ones available in the original bundle or adding new ones to the previously set up connection. To add new Orbi satellites to the original connection, follow these steps:

Netgear Orbi setup process for Orbi satellite:

  1. Place your satellite somewhere close to the Orbi router. This is to first configure the Orbi satellite.
  2. Have the new Orbi satellite connected to a power source before the Orbi login process initiates.
  3. If for some reason, the LED of the satellite stays turned off, try pressing the on/off button.
  4. Before starting the Orbi login process, give it a couple of minutes till the LED turns solid white.
  5. To start the syncing process, press the sync button on the back of both the router and the satellite within 2 minutes of each other.

Before Netgear Orbi setup completes, the Netgear Orbi satellite will first pulsate white for a while and then turn in either of the following colors:

  • Blue. This color means that the connection between the satellite and the router is successfully completed.
  • Amber. The Orbi satellite turns this color to state that the connection between the router and the satellite is average. Try to move the Orbi satellite close to router in this case.
  • Magenta. If the Orbi satellite cannot connect to the Orbi router. It will stay magenta. In this case, try to place the Orbi satellite closer to the Orbi router.

 

Is my Orbi WiFi System capable of setting up devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)?

Yes. The sync button on the Netgear Orbi Satellite and Netgear Orbi router are the WPS buttons that complete the Netgear Orbi setup wirelessly. The WPS button helps to complete the Netgear Orbi Setup without the need of Netgear Orbi default admin password.

What are the steps to complete Netgear Orbi firmware update?

In order to maximize the relevancy of their devices, Netgear consistently and periodically releases updates for your Netgear Orbi router and satellite. The Orbi firmware update is available on the device support page of the Netgear website and you can access this using the name of your device and downloading it.

If you wish to manually complete the Orbi firmware update process:

  1. From the official website, download the update for both Orbi router and satellite.
  2. Update the Orbi satellite firmware first.
  3. Next, update the software of your Orbi router.

 

To download the Orbi firmware update of your Orbi router and Orbi satellite:

  1. NETGEAR Download Center has the Orbi firmware update for your router. Hence, download it from the support page and unzip the file if needed.
  2. Connect a computer to your Netgear router using an Ethernet cable to connect to their network. Open a web browser on your computer and visit the web page http://orbilogin.com which is the link to log in to Orbi router.
  3. On the Orbi login page, enter the Netgear Orbi default admin password and username.
    Note: admin is the username. The Orbi default wifi password would be the one that you chose during the initial setup process. Both of these are case-sensitive.
  4. Go to advanced tab on the Orbi login home page and then select Administration option. Click on the Firmware Update button on this page.
  5. Next select the Manual Update option. Orbi firmware update page will open up where you can easily update the firmware of the device.

     

Orbi firmware update process for your Orbi satellite:

 

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  1. The first thing to do would be to select the appropriate name from the device list.
  2. Tap on the Update button. A new Orbi Firmware Update window will open up.
  3. The browser could ask you for the Netgear Orbi default admin password. The Orbi default wifi password is the same password that you chose during the Orbi process.
  4. Tap on the Browse button to select the file with Orbi Firmware Update. It would end in .img or .chk.
  5. Select the Upload option and the update process will initiate. It will take a while for the process to complete and the changes to take full effect.
  6. Once the Orbi Firmware update completes, check the status by clicking on the Status button and check the firmware version written on Status page.

     

Orbi firmware update process for your Orbi router:

 

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and visit the web page http://orbilogin.com which is the link to log in to Orbi router
  2. Go to Orbi Firmware Update page:
    1. Go to advanced tab on the Orbi login home page and then select Administration option. Click on the Firmware Update button on this page.
    2. Next select the Manual Update option.
    3. Tap on the Browse button to select the file with Orbi Firmware Update. It would end in .img or .chk.
    4. Select the Upload option and the update process will initiate once you press the Yes button. It will take a while for the process to complete and the changes to take full effect.
    5. Once the Orbi Firmware update completes, check the status by clicking on the Status button and check the firmware version written on Status page.

How do I reset Orbi devices to their factory default settings?

If in case you reset Orbi to defaults, the router or satellite erase their personalized settings. This will include particulars like: your network name (SSID), Netgear Orbi default admin password and Orbi default wifi password. This means you will have to start setting up Orbi devices once more.

In order to reset your Orbi WiFi devices:

  1. Access the device when it’s powered on.
  2. Use a paper clip or a sharp object to press and hold down the Reset button which would be present in a small hole at the back of your Netgear Orbi device. Hold until the Power LED on your Orbi device start blinking amber and then release it. 
  3. Your Orbi device has been reset successfully.

These were the few topics to help setting up Orbi router or satellite. As this Orbi setup guide concludes, there still could be questions that are left unanswered from your end. To help you with it, our available toll free number is active 24×7 for your support. Our technicians can help you in setting up Orbi devices, change Netgear Orbi default admin password, complete Orbi firmware update, or even just to help you to log in to Orbi router. So call us today and rid yourself of all the worries related to your Orbi device. You can also chat live with us and our support engineer can remotely assist you in all the above mentioned queries.