Netgear Orbi Setup

Orbi Router is a Wi-Fi system, which can be used to connect many Wi-Fi-enabled devices to high-speed internet. The wifi system consists of a nighthawk router along with one or more satellite devices which help the system to provide high-speed internet to devices located in any part of the house. Netgear also has announced that soon the system will come with parental controls and parents will be able to keep a watch on the browsing history of their children. If you are looking for a mesh network king then Netgear orbs is your answer.

Configure or Setup Netgear Orbi Router using

The users have to take the following steps to set up and configure Netgear Orbi.

  1. Unplug the internet modem and plug it back again.
  2. The Orbi satellite device has a yellow Ethernet port to which the modem should be connected through Ethernet cable.
  3. The Orbi device should now be connected to the power source. The users should check whether the power is on or off from the back. He should switch on the power button if it is not switched on.
  4. The LED light for power turns white and then turns the pulse white which shows that the device is on.
  5. Now connect the Orbi satellite to the power source and put it on. In this case, also, the LED light will turn white and then pulse white. There are three colors in the indicator which provides the following information.
    • Blue color tells that the connection between the router and satellite is good.
    • Magenta color tells that there is no connection between both the devices. In such a case, the satellite should be brought closer to the router.
    • Amber color tells that the connection is weak.
  6. Now users can connect their computers, mobiles, and tablets to the internet. If the user is connecting to the Wi-Fi, he has to use the credentials on the Orbi login page.

One thing to note is that if the magenta light is still on even if both the devices are brought closer, the user has to click the Sync button on the router and satellite. On successful Sync, the LED lights first change to white and then to blue.

How to setup Netgear Orbi using Netgear Orbi app

  • First open App store on your IPhone and Google Play Store on your Android Phone to download the App.
  • You can Download Netgear Orbi app using these links-
  • Google Play Store and App Store
  • Now follow on screen instructions.
  • If you are unable to setup your Netgear Orbi Router.

Steps to setup Netgear Orbi router and satellite

Orbi login setup
  • Unplug your modem.
  • Plug the modem back in after two minutes.
  • Connect your modem to the yellow Internet port on your Netgear Orbi router using the included Ethernet cable in your box.
  • Connect your Netgear Orbi router to a wall outlet.
  • Wait for the Netgear Orbi router's ring LED to light solid white and then pulse white.
  • Place the Orbi satellite in the middle of your home to get the best WiFi coverage.

Reset Guide for Netgear Orbi

  1. Make sure your Netgear Orbi device is powered on.
  2. Using a paper clip, press and hold the Reset button on your Orbi until the Power LED on your Orbi device blinks amber.

Cannot access Netgear Orbi Login page -

  • Make sure you are connected to the Netgear Orbi router when you are trying to access the site.
  • You can try resetting your Netgear Orbi.
  • If you are not able to reach the web page, you can also try
  • Visit for further help.


How to Change username & Password For Netgear Orbi Router

  • Enter the router user name and password and click the Log In button. Note: The user name is admin. The default password - password.
  • Select ADVANCED > Administration > Set Password.
  • Complete the fields and click APPLY. Your settings are saved.

How Netgear Orbi System Works?

There are two devices included in this system and each of them has a different task which they perform in order to connect the mobiles and laptops to the internet. The first unit is the Orbi wifi router having one WAN and three LANs. The WAN is able to make a connection to the internet and the LANs connect the computers to each other through the local network.The second attachment is Orbi add-on satellite which extends the wireless services of the first unit, that is, router. The second unit is also able to connect four wired devices with the help of the LAN ports. An Orbi router has the ability to use three add-on devices.

Whats in the Box

The Netgear Orbi units come with colored LEDs, which indicate various things. The white light indicates that the system is starting and the blue light shows that it has started. The amber color shows that the internet connection is weak while the magenta one shows that there is no internet connection.


There are three radio frequency bands on which the Wi-Fi data is transmitted by the system. The primary ones are 2.4 GHz and 5GHz which provide the speed of 1.2Gbps. The Netgear Company, to which the system belongs, also provides a second frequency of 5GHz that provides 1.7 Gbps speed. This frequency helps to transfer the data to the satellite Orbis and bring it back again.The Orbi units consist of six antennas on all their sides to provide this speed. In spite of having the same look, users cannot use the devices interchangeably. There are three satellites with which the router can communicate. Similarly, each satellite communicates directly to the host router instead of talking to each other.There is a power button behind the router which the users can use to switch it on or off. Along with it, there is a power input and Ethernet ports of four gigabits each. There is a yellow port in the device which is used to connect the broadband modem. Devices such as printers, network storage drives, etc. can also be connected with the Orbi. The router also has a button to reset it.