Orbi Satellite Setup | Orbi Satellite Manual

Do you know how to do Orbi Satellite Setup or configure orbi router with Orbi satellite? Given this, Orbi Satellite Setup is the smartest and simplest way to enjoy high-speed internet at all the places. Thus, from your front yard to your pool, to your home office, Orbi Setup provides fast, secure, and reliable wifi to every inch of your place. No more dead spots upstairs or no interrupted connection, enjoy throughout buffer-free wifi coverage. Moreover, your orbi device comes with an orbi satellite that enables its users to enjoy high-speed network coverage. Do you need more coverage? So, just add an Orbi satellite and expand your wifi coverage instantly.

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Orbi router is the world’s first Tri-band home wifi system that was designed specifically to cover larger areas. You will be able to experience the wireless connectivity after logging into Orbi Satellite Setup 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 Orbi router setup allows the user to connect multiple Orbi Satellite Setup devices within a specific area set within every certain distance. Thus, it allows the Orbi Satellite device to multiply and extend the range of the network.

Given so, to control the entire network, you can make changes to the main Orbi Satellite Setup of the entire home network. Hence, using Orbi Setup default admin password you can get into Orbi Satellite Setup and manage the entire home network.

This is where you need to know how to do Orbi Satellite Setup? And to provide you an answer for that we have mentioned Orbi Satellite Setup steps below. Therefore, with this Orbi setup guide, you can easily complete the installation of your Orbi wifi system at your home.

Orbi Setup Guide - Manual

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To begin with the Orbi setup guide, you need to gather all the elements that are required for setting up Orbi router and satellite. These include the Orbi router, Orbi Satellite, Ethernet cable, a computer/Laptop or a device capable of wireless connection.

After assembling all the elements, you can follow the below mentioned steps to perform Orbi Satellite Setup :

  1. To get started, you need 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. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the LAN port of the modem to the Internet or Yellow port of the Orbi router.
  3. Next, you can turn on your modem and supply power to it.
  4. To start the Orbi setup process, plug the Orbi device into a power source and turn it on.
  5. Note: Check the Power LED present on the back of the Orbi router. If it does not light, turn on the router using the On/Off button. 
  6. You must place the Orbi device into the central location of the house in order to ensure maximum readability.
  7. Now, you can move on and perform the Orbi satellite setup. To do that, Orbi powers up the Orbi satellite by attaching it to a power source.
  8. Note: Check 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.
  9. During the Orbi Setup process the Orbi satellite’s ring LED will turn to the following colors: first light solid white, it will then be pulse white, and finally pulse magenta color.
  10. The magenta color will blink for a couple of minutes stating that it is trying to locate the orbi router and trying to connect to it. 
  11. Once the Orbi satellite stops 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.

Orbi Lights Meaning

  1. Blue (Solid): It indicated that the connection between the satellite and the router is successfully completed.
  2. Solid Magenta: If the Orbi satellite cannot connect to the Orbi router, try to place the Orbi satellite closer to the Orbi router.
  3. 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 the router in this case.

Setup Orbi Router with Orbi Satellite

How to connect Orbi Router with Orbi Satellite, to do so follow the below instructions carefully.

  • Use an Ethernet or a wireless connection to connect to a computer or a Laptop to complete the Orbi login process.
  • For the Wireless connection, you can use the WiFi network name (SSID) and Orbi default wifi password. You can find the details printed on the back of the Orbi router or satellite.
  • Get access to the Orbi login page using the web address http://orbilogin.com. and log in using Orbi default wifi password.
  • Next, you can follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Orbi Setup. Once the setup steps are complete, the LED on the router will stop glowing.
Setup Orbi Router with Orbi Satellite

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.

Orbi Satellite As An Add On Orbi Pro Wireless Network

Orbi wireless network allows multiple satellites to be addressed in order to enhance and increase the range of wireless networks. This will allow you to expand the network to areas where you were unable to access the internet earlier. Setting up Orbi as an access point can make your wireless network accessible to the basement, roof, backyard and other areas riddled with dead spots. 

To add new Orbi Satellite Setup to the original connection, follow these steps:

Orbi Satellite setup process:

  1. Place your Orbi satellite in a close proximity to the Orbi router.
  2. Have the new Orbi satellite connected to a power source before the Orbi login process initiates.
  3. 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.
  6. Add Your Orbi Satellite That Will First Pulse White For A While And Then Turn In Either Of The Following Colors.

ORBI SATELLITE'S LED LIGHTS

    • Green- This indicates that the connection between your orbi satellite and orbi router is strong.
    • Amber- This indicates 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.

In case if your orbi satellite pulses magenta and your router is close to your satellite, you need to press the Sync/WPS button of your orbi router and orbi satellite. 

CAN I SETUP MY ORBI WI-FI SYSTEM USING WPS BUTTON?

Yes, you can setup your Orbi Wifi System using the WPS/Sync button. 

The sync button on the Orbi Satellite and Orbi Setup are the WPS buttons that complete the Orbi setup wirelessly. The WPS button helps to complete the Orbi Setup without the need of Orbi default admin password. It helps in protecting your internet connection to reach the hands of hackers as it helps in taking care of your internet connection and disables any outsider to use it. 

  1. Locate the Sync/WPS button on your Orbi router.
  2. Check the LED lights and if turned off turn the LED’s on.
  3. Press the WPS button for 5 minutes.
  4. Later press the WPS button on Wi-Fi enabled devices.

By this means, use the Sync/WPS button to effortlessly connect your Orbi router and Orbi satellite.

Set Up My Orbi Wifi System Using The WPS Button

HOW TO PERFORM ORBI FIRMWARE UPDATE?

Orbi periodically releases updates for Orbi router and satellite to improve the efficiency of the device. You can download the latest firmware file for your Orbi router and satellite from the website by checking it under the firmware update option. 

Here’s how to update Orbi firmware manually:

  1. Visit the official website and 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.
ORBI SATELLITE FIRMWARE UPDATE
ORBI SATELLITE FIRMWARE UPDATE
  • On the Update button. A new Orbi Firmware Update window will open up.
  • The browser could ask you for the Orbi default admin password. The Orbi default wifi password is the same password that you chose during the Orbi process.
  • Tap on the Browse button to select the file with Orbi Firmware Update. It would end in .img or .chk.
  • 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.
  • Once the Orbi Firmware update completes, check the status by clicking on the Status button and check the firmware version written on the Status page.
ORBI ROUTER FIRMWARE UPDATE
  • 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.
  • Go to Orbi Firmware Update page.
  • Go to the advanced tab on the Orbi login home page and then select Administration option. 
  • Click on the Firmware Update option on this page.
  • Next select the Manual Update option.
  • Tap on the Browse button to select the file with Orbi Firmware Update. It would end in .img or .chk.
  • 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.
  • Once the Orbi Firmware update completes, check the status by clicking on the Status button and check the firmware version written on the Status page.
RESET ORBI DEVICES TO THEIR FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS?

When you reset orbi router and satellite, it erases all the configured and personalized settings. This will include particulars like: your network name (SSID), 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 follow the given steps carefully.

  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 Orbi device. 
  3. Hold until the Power LED on your Orbi device starts blinking amber and then releases it. 
  4. Your Orbi device has been reset successfully.

Using the above mentioned sections, you can easily complete the Orbi Setup and satellite setup. If you still have some unanswered questions, you can reach to our technicians and take their help. They are available 24/7 for your help. Give them a call on our toll free number or do a live chat with our team.