Can’t Sync Orbi Satellite with Router? Let’s Fix It!
The Netgear Orbi satellite is used to extend the speed and coverage of the WiFi router’s network. Simply, we can say, it works like a WiFi extender or booster of internet in your home. To connect the Orbi satellite with the router you have to just press a small button given on the satellite. But sometimes, user faces issues while syncing Orbi satellite with the router. So, in this article, we will walk you through some of the reasons and solutions to dispel the errors. Also, it will be helpful to complete the Orbi setup.
Why You Cannot Sync Orbi Satellite?
There are some of the reasons written below that will specify why you can’t sync Orbi satellite.
Choose a Spot for Orbi Satellite
Placing the satellite far away from the router could cause this problem. Also, placing your Orbi satellite near to heavy concrete walls and electronic devices that works on electromagnetic waves like microwave ovens could be a reason why your Orbi can’t sync with the router.
Set It Up in correct Manner
There is a possibility that you did not sync it correctly with the router. The other reason would be that the Ethernet cable you are using could be damaged or cut from somewhere. The minimal error from your end would be connecting the cable to wrong ports. The router and satellite not getting enough power or not getting any power also a reason that you can’t able to sync Orbi satellite to the router.
Sync the Orbi Satellite Incorrectly
The process of syncing the satellite with the router could be done wrongly by user can cause this problem. The should use the user manual to sync it correctly.
Above are some of the reasons that can cause the issues regarding syncing is not happening with the router. Now, look at some of the solutions to the problem that will help you to solve the errors.
How You can Solve the Problem?
You can find the solution to the issue that you are facing using the paragraphs written down here.
Place the Orbi Satellite at the Right Spot
Pick the right spot for your satellite which is close to the router. Avoid, putting heavy metal things around the Orbi satellite. Also, don’t place it near microwave oven or concrete walls.
Power supply to the Satellite
Check the switch port that you are using to supply power to the router and Orbi satellite. Make sure it is not damaged. If it is damaged then you have to change the switch port or call an electrician to fix the damaged switch.
Hardware Connection with the Router
You should make a strong connection between the router and the Orbi satellite. You have to use Ethernet cable to establish the connection. Check the Ethernet wire before making the connection; if it is damaged or cut from anywhere just replace it with a new one. Also, connect the cable to the right ports. Connect one end of the cable to the LAN port of the router and connect the other one to the WAN port of the satellite.
If you have a wireless Orbi satellite, you have to place it close to the Orbi router and turn on the satellite and then the router. Now, press the sync button given on the router and satellite. A solid blue LED light will blink; it means your router is synced with the Orbi satellite. There are more lights that have different meanings.
Solid amber: It means that you have to place your router or satellite closer to each other.
Solid magenta: If the LED is solid magenta, it means that you failed to sync Orbi satellite to the router.
Solid blue: As you know, solid blue light means the satellite is synced with the router.
Reboot the Satellite
If you are facing this issue again you can restart the satellite to dispel the issue. Just follow some of the simple steps to reboot it.
- Firstly, you have to locate the power button of the Orbi satellite.
- Then press it for 3-4 seconds and release it.
- This action will start the process of restarting the satellite.
After some time it will turn on again and then you can try to sync Orbi satellite with the router.
Reset the Orbi satellite
If nothing works using the above troubleshooting tips,then at last, you can reset the satellite. You just have to follow some of the steps written below.
- To start the reset process you have to locate the Reset button on the back of the Orbi satellite.
- Just press it for ten to fifteen seconds and then release it.
- The satellite will start the reset process itself.
After the reset process, all the previous data and settings will be cleared or deleted. So, be sure you want to reset the satellite or not. After you sync Orbi satellite to the router you have to complete the Orbi login process.
The Last Words
In this blog, you walked through information regarding why you cannot sync Orbi satellite with the router. Also, we learn some of the solutions that can help you to fix the issue. We hope you are able to fix the syncing problem of satellite with the help of this blog.