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How to Set Up a Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi System

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Introduction

Getting reliable WiFi signal everywhere in your home can be challenging. Often times, having a single wireless router can provide decent WiFi coverage within a certain range, but can end up leaving certain areas of your home with very slow or no WiFi coverage at all. Netgear Orbi mesh networking devices aim to make this a problem of the past.Using mesh networking technology, multiple Orbi devices can be placed throughout your home, eliminating dead spots altogether. This guide will help you get to know how Netgear Orbi devices work, and how to build a mesh network in your home that will provide WiFi coverage everywhere you want and need it to be.Netgear Orbi.

How does a Netgear Orbi mesh network work?

Before you begin setting up a Netgear Orbi mesh network system in your home, it's important to understand how the hardware itself works.

The idea behind a mesh network is to have multiple WiFi broadcast points throughout your home whose signals overlap one another to provide wireless coverage everywhere. This is much different than traditional WiFi, which usually only consisted of a single wireless router that was either attached to your Internet Provider's modem, or was built right into their modem. That single router is only able to broadcast WiFi from wherever its location is in your home, and getting coverage everywhere can be next to impossible depending on how large of a home you have.

Mesh networks are designed to be modular. This means that your home network will consist of multiple Netgear Orbi mesh networking devices; one primary Orbi device that connects to your Internet Provider's modem, and up to three "satellite" devices that will all broadcast WiFi. The number of satellite devices you'll need for your home largely depends on its size. Netgear offers solutions for homes sizing 1500-6000 square feet. While these distances are a rough estimation, other factors can increase or decrease the number of Orbi devices you might need to create a reliable WiFi signal in all the areas of your home that are important to you.

Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi Diagram.

Primary Orbi Devices

Getting started with Netgear Orbi mesh networking devices is not much different than setting up a traditional wireless router. All Orbi mesh networks must begin with a primary device or router. This primary device is made to connect to your Internet Provider's modem. Netgear also makes a cable modem/router which replaces your Internet Provider's modem altogether and also acts as your primary Orbi device. This primary Orbi device is where your WiFi network begins, very much like how a traditional wireless router creates a WiFi signal in your home.

Secondary Orbi "Satellite" Devices

Once you have a primary Orbi device working with your internet service to create a WiFi signal in your home, this is where the modular nature of mesh networks really shine. You can add up to three Orbi "satellite" devices in your home that will also broadcast WiFi. Having these multiple WiFi broadcast points ensures that all of your home is blanketed in WiFi signal. Keep in mind that each one of your Orbi satellite devices need to be placed strategically in your home so they're close enough to be able to wirelessly communicate with one another to be able to create a reliable WiFi signal.

As an added benefit, there are multiple types of Orbi satellite devices on the market such as:

  • Standard Orbi Satellites
  • Orbi Wall Plug Satellites
  • Orbi Outdoor Satellites
  • Orbi Voice (Orbi satellite with a built-in speaker, microphone, and Amazon Alexa)

1 Set Up the Primary Orbi Device

2 Set Up Secondary Orbi "Satellite" Device(s)

3 Synchronize Secondary "Satellites" to the Primary Orbi Device

Now that your primary and secondary Orbi devices have been physically set up, we need to make sure that they are properly communicating with one another. By default, any secondary "satellite" devices that were purchased in a package with a primary device will have already attempted to synchronize with one another. Thankfully, each secondary Orbi "satellite" device has a light that will indicate what our next steps need to be. Take a look at the light on each secondary Orbi device in your home to determine which action you'll need to take next:

While each secondary device is booting up, the LED will be white while it attempts to sync with the primary device. The LED will then light one of the following colors to show its status for about three minutes and then will turn off. You may have to power off and power back on each secondary "satellite" device to properly assess its status.

If any of your secondary Orbi devices displayed an amber or magenta light, they will need to be relocated before you proceed further.

Attempting to proceed using a secondary device that has poor or no signal will result in your Orbi network not functioning properly, or performing poorly. Relocate these secondary devices until they display either a solid blue or solid white light.

At this point, all of your secondary Orbi "satellite" devices should display a solid blue or white light.

  • Satellites that are displaying a solid blue light do not require synchronization.
  • Satellites that are displaying a solid white light need to be manually synchronized.

To Synchronize Secondary "Satellites" to the Primary Device

  1. Press the Sync button on the rear or side of the secondary "satellite" device. Select the type of secondary "satellite" device(s) you are attempting to synchronize:
  2. Within two minutes, press the Sync button on the rear of the primary device. Select the type of primary device you're synchronizing with:

4 Set Up the Orbi Network Using the Orbi App

  1. Launch the Orbi app on your phone or tablet.
    Orbi App.
  2. On the welcome screen you'll be asked if you want to install a new product. Choose Yes.
    Yes button highlighted on welcome screen of Orbi app.
  3. Then point your camera at the QR code on the clear sleeve on top or the sticker on the bottom of the Orbi primary device.
    QR code scanning area highlighted in Orbi app.
  4. You will be presented with some instructions on how to ready your Orbi devices for setup. We've already gone through these earlier, so you can skip them by tapping Next.
    Next button highlighted on device positioning screen of Orbi app.
  5. After that, the app will attempt to connect your phone or tablet to the default WiFi network of the Orbi primary device.
    Orbi app connecting to default WiFi network.
  6. If it fails to automatically connect to the WiFi, you will have to do it manually. Expand the instructions below for more details.
  7. If your primary device is an Orbi Cable Modem Router, you will need to activate the internet service. Expand the instructions below for more details.
  8. Your secondary devices will then be detected. Tap Continue when all are found.
    Continue button highlighted on satellite detection screen of Orbi app.
  9. With all your Orbi devices connected to each other, your WiFi mesh network will become active. Tap Next to proceed and personalize your settings.
    Next button highlighted on Orbi network activation screen of Orbi app.
  10. Fill in the WiFi Network Name and WiFi Password you'd like your mesh network to have then tap Next.
    WiFi credentials entry fields and Next button highlighted in Orbi app.
  11. Create a Password for the Admin account, toggle the Remember Me option on and tap Next.

    The Admin Password is different from the WiFi Password. It gives you access to configure the settings for and manage your Orbi WiFi mesh network.

    Admin Password entry field, Remember Me toggle switch and Next button highlighted in Orbi app.
  12. Set up your Security Questions and Answers to be able to recover the Admin Password in case you forget it, then tap Next.
    Security Questions and Answer entry fields, and Next button highlighted in Orbi app.
  13. Wait for your settings to be applied.
    Configuration being applied in Orbi app.
  14. The app will check for updates for your Orbi system. Tap Update if a new firmware version is available.
    Update button highlighted on firmware check screen of Orbi app.
  15. Wait for the update process to complete and your Orbi devices to be rebooted. Once the firmware update is successful, tap Next to proceed.
    Next button highlighted after completing firmware update in Orbi app.
  16. Tthe app will try to switch your phone or tablet from the default WiFi network to the one you created earlier.

    If the app is unable to switch to the new WiFi network, you will have to do it manually.

    Orbi app searching for WiFi network.
  17. After that, the setup will be completed. Tap Continue to finish.
    Continue button highlighted setup completion screen of Orbi app.

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An Orbi WiFi System is made up of an Orbi router and one or more Orbi satellites.

To set up your Orbi WiFi System:

  1. Download the Orbi app from orbi-app.com and launch it.

    The first time you launch the app, you are asked to create a NETGEAR account. Your NETGEAR account allows you to register NETGEAR products, post to the NETGEAR Community, and receive email support and product offers.

  2. After you log in, tap GET STARTED!
  3. Tap ENABLE CAMERA AND SCAN, scan the QR code on your Orbi router's sleeve or base, and tap CONTINUE.
  4. Select your product and the number of Orbi satellites in your system, then tap CONTINUE.
  5. Restart your modem:
    1. Locate your modem and tap CONTINUE.
    2. Unplug your modem and tap CONTINUE.
    3. Plug your modem back in and wait for its lights to stabilize, then tap CONTINUE.
  6. Connect your Orbi WiFi System:
    1. Connect your Orbi router's yellow Internet port to your modem's Ethernet port using the included Ethernet cable.
    2. Plug your Orbi router into an outlet using the supplied power adapter.
    3. Wait for your Orbi router to start up.

      Your Orbi router's ring LED pulses white during start up and then becomes solid white. This can take up to five minutes.

    4. Plug your Orbi satellites into outlets in the same room as your Orbi router using the supplied power adapters.
  7. Return to the Orbi app and tap CONTINUE.

    A progress bar displays while your Orbi router is starting up.

  8. Connect to your Orbi router's default WiFi:
    1. Open the WiFi settings on your mobile device.
    2. Connect to your Orbi's default WiFi SSID, which is found on your Orbi router's product label.
    3. After your mobile device successfully connects to your Orbi router's default WiFi SSID, return to the Orbi app and tap CONTINUE.
  9. Tap CONTINUE.

    The Personalize your settings page displays.

  10. Tap NEXT.

    The Create WiFi network page displays.

  11. Choose your Orbi WiFi network name (SSID) and password, then tap NEXT.

    You use these credentials to connect devices to your Orbi WiFi network.

    The Set up Admin Login page displays.
  12. Choose your Orbi router's admin password then tap NEXT.

    You use these credentials to access your Orbi router settings.

    We recommend choosing a password that is different from your Orbi WiFi password.
  13. Tap NEXT.

    The Set Up Security Questions page displays.

  14. Select and answer two security questions from the drop-down menus and tap NEXT.

    You use these questions to recover your Orbi router admin credentials if you forget them.

  15. If prompted by your mobile device, allow suggested WiFi networks.

    Your mobile device connects to your new Orbi WiFi network.

  16. Tap CONTINUE.

    Your Orbi router checks to see if your firmware is up to date.

    This can take up to 5 minutes.
  17. If new firmware is found, tap UPDATE to install it.
  18. Tap NEXT.
  19. Place your Orbi satellites in their permanent locations.

    For more information on where to place your Orbi satellites, see Where should I place my Orbi satellite?.

Your Orbi WiFi System is now set up.

The following video demonstrates these steps:

Last Updated:06/21/2021 | Article ID: 31017

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