Netgear Orbi Satellite Guide

Every Netgear Orbi router comes with one or more than one satellite. Although an Orbi satellite is not a complex device to understand, still a number of users fail to wrap their heads around its nature. In case, you are one of them, then this guide is for you. Here, every topic related to the Orbi satellite has been discussed in detail.

Netgear Orbi Satellite

Various Netgear Orbi Satellite Lights Meanings

Solid Green [Power LED] Your satellite is powered on and properly plugged in.
Solid Amber [Power LED] The satellite is rebooting, i.e. restarting.
Pulsing Red [Power LED] The power supply is getting interrupted or is inadequate.
Pulsing White [Ring LED] Firmware of the Orbi satellite is getting updated.
Solid White [Ring LED] The satellite is in the process of powering up.
Pulsing Magenta [Ring LED] Satellite is unable to obtain the IP address from router.
Pulsing Blue [Ring LED] The connection between Orbi devices is good.
Pulsing Amber [Ring LED] The connection between satellite and router is fair.

You should know that understanding the meaning of various LED lights located on the Netgear Orbi satellite will help you to understand how your device is functioning. And in case something is wrong with your device, you will know exactly what to do considering you are aware of the reason behind the issue.

For example, if the Netgear Orbi satellite is not able to sync with the router, then the LED will not turn blue. To troubleshoot the issue, it is recommended that you walk through the tips mentioned in the following section.

How to Fix Orbi Satellite Not Connecting Issue?

1. Sync the Orbi Devices Again

Prior to doing anything else, you should see if the sync button is pressed on the Orbi router and the satellite. In case it is not, then there, you just found the first reason why you are experiencing the Orbi satellite not connecting to router issue. In this case, you need to press the sync button on the satellite as well as the router. If you want to learn whether you can sync the devices using the Orbi app instead of pressing the button, refer to the manual.

2. Pull the Orbi Devices Closer

In case the distance between the satellite and router is more than required, that can also lead to the Orbi satellite not connecting issue. To troubleshoot it, bring the devices closer. Make sure that there is not less space between them. We are saying this because the signals of your devices might clash. And if that happens, then troubleshooting the issue at hand will become next to impossible for you. Now, check if you are able to sync your devices or not. In case, you are still not able to, then continue reading.

3. Update the Satellite Firmware

Netgear Orbi firmware update to its latest version is another solution that can help you to put an end to the Orbi satellite not connecting issue permanently. In view of this, you should not waste any more time before updating the firmware of your satellite. Want to know how to execute the process? Well then, refer to the instructions given in the user manual of your networking device.

4. Keep the Electronics Away

Few examples of electronic devices are cordless phones, washing machines, baby monitors, Bluetooth speakers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, treadmills, and televisions. They are known to emit electromagnetic waves which mess with the signals of your networking devices thereby stopping it from performing well and connecting to the router. So, it is recommended that you keep electronics away by changing the location of your Orbi.

5. Reboot the Orbi Satellite

Did none of the above-mentioned troubleshooting tips help you to resolve the Orbi satellite not connecting issue? Well then, you are left with no other option than to reboot your satellite. For this, you need to power off your Orbi satellite, hold on for some time, and turn on the device. Now, try to sync the devices. Still stuck? Well then, the time has come for you to refer to the solution presented in the next section.

What are the Steps to Reset Netgear Orbi Satellite?

This is the ultimate solution when it comes to resolving Orbi-related issues. You need to walk through the below-mentioned steps to reset your device:

  • First of all, locate the reset button on the satellite.
  • Once you find it, press it carefully using an oil pin or a paper clip.
  • Press the reset button (hole) for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Release the button and wait for some time.
  • Soon your networking device will restart.
  • It is recommended that you do not interrupt the process by unplugging your device.
Reset Netgear Orbi Satellite

As soon as you are done resetting the Orbi satellite, do Orbi setup using any method.

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