Why My Netgear Orbi Satellite Flashing White Light? Help!
There are different meanings of different light flashing on the Netgear Orbi Satellite. It is known to provide faster speed and reliable network connection in your home. If your satellite flashing solid magenta then your Orbi satellite has no backhaul connection to your Orbi router or it has no IP address. Again, if the satellite flashing solid blue or amber light then your satellite has a good backhaul connection or if the light is amber then satellite has a fair connection to your Orbi router. At last, if the Orbi satellite flashing white light a then it means that your satellite is powering up or trying to connect to the router. But if it is flashing again and again then you have to fix this error.
So, here we will walk you through the process how you can sync Orbi satellite with your router. After that, you will go through a login process to update the firmware to dispel the problem and some troubleshooting tips as well. These will help you to sync the router to the satellite and login easily without causing any error.
How to Sync When Orbi Satellite Flashing White Light?
To sync the satellite with the router when it ready and flashing white light you just have to follow some of the easy steps given down here.
1.To sync the satellite with the router, you have to supply power first to both of them.
2.You have to use power cords to supply power and turn them on.
3.After turning them on, just press the sync button given on the router.
4.Then within two minutes, press the sync button which is given on the front of the Netgear Orbi satellite.
5.Now, one of the following Orbi satellite lights will flash:
- Solid amber – It means the router is far away from the router and you have to place it close to the router or place the router near to the Orbi satellite.
- Solid magenta – this light means your router has failed to sync with the satellite.
- Solid blue- if the LED light is solid blue then it means your router and satellite successfully synced.
6.After syncing your router, you can connect to the network of the satellite and then access the interface of the Orbi satellite.
Now, have a look on steps that help you to access the interface of the Orbi satellite from which you can update the firmware of the satellite.
How to Update Firmware of Netgear Orbi Satellite?
- To access, you have to connect your computer to the satellite and then locate any web browser in your computer.
- Then locate the address bar of the internet browser and write the login IP address that is 192.168.1.1 in it and search it.
- Now, you will reach at the login page of the Orbi satellite.
- Here, you will see username and password blanks in which you have to fill admin as username and password as password.
- You also can use the default user manual that came with the satellite.
- Hit the Enter key and you will access the interface of the Orbi satellite.
Here you can manage the settings and networks of the satellite. Also, you can update the firmware. To update you have to click on the Administration>firmware and then click again on the update option given on the bottom of the screen.
As you can see the updating firmware is very easy and you can also do it using the Orbi app via your smartphone. But sometimes, people struggle to sync and access the interface due to some technical issues. So, let’s see some of the troubleshooting tips that help you to sync and log in to the interface of the Orbi satellite.
You can follow these tips if you want to sync and access the satellite without facing any issues which are written down here.
Choose an Optimal Location
You have to choose a right spot to place the Orbi satellite close to the router and far away from the concrete walls. Also, avoid choosing the spot which is near to the electronic things, fish tanks and heavy metal things.
Check Power Cord and Socket
To supply power to the satellite, you should use a power cord and socket which is in good condition. If the power cord is damaged or not working properly, then replace it with another one. And if the power socket in which you are using to plug the power cord is damaged, then fix it by calling an electrician.
Sync It Correctly With Router
Sometime users sync their router and Orbi satellite incorrectly. You have to press the router sync button first and then press the button of the satellite in between 5 to 7 seconds.
Use Up-To-Date Browser
To login, you should use updated web browser. You can use any web browser such as Opera Mini, Safari, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.
Disable Antivirus and Ad-Blocker
Before starting the login process, you should disable the antivirus system of the computer, and ad- blocker of the web browser while logging in.
Here, you have learned what is meaning when Orbi satellite flashing white lights and what is some other flashing lights meaning. Also, you have gather information how you can access the interface to update the firmware and it also help you to complete Netgear orbi setup. We’ve shared some of the troubleshooting tips as well that help you to login correctly and without any error. We hope you have successfully learned why the satellite’s white light flashes and how to access the satellite correctly.