How to Setup Netgear Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi System


The Netgear Orbi AC2200 Tri-band WiFi System is your complete WiFi solution that combines a Cable Modem, WiFi Router and Range Extender all together. Do you have the Orbi WiFi system and need help setting it up? The guide below will help you to jump start and optimize your WiFi network.

Out of the box, your complete system should consist of the following items:

  • Orbi Router
  • Orbi Wall Plug Satellites
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

When your Orbi Router is completely setup and working, you want to take note of the following: The Power LED in the back of the device should be Solid Green and the Router LED Ring (top of device) should be off, this indicates that the router has finished booting and is working properly.

Your Satellite wall plugs should also have no ring light at the top, this means it is properly synced to the Orbi Router and is running.

Setting Up Your Netgear Orbi WiFi System

Orbi Router

  1. Unplug the power from your cable modem
  2. Connect the Yellow Ethernet Cable into your cable modem’s Ethernet Port, then connect the other end into your Orbi Router
  3. Plug the power cord back into your Cable Modem
  4. Plug the power cord into your Orbi Router
  5. If you do not see any lights on your Orbi Router, press the power button on the back of the device.

Orbi Satellites

  1. Plug in your Orbi Satellite into the wall socket. Choose a reasonable distance from your router to offer better WiFi coverage in your home or office.
  2. The light on the Satellite device should be on, if not, then press the power button in the back of the unit.
  3. Your Satellite will go through a few color changes. When the device settles on Blue, that means your Satellite and Router are successfully synced and has a great connection. If the color is Amber, that means the connection is fair, but can be better. The Magenta color means your Satellite device failed to sync.

Trouble Shooting Your Satellite Device(s)

Amber Color – If your device is displaying the Amber color, unplug your Satellite and position it closer to your Orbi Router.

Magenta Color – If your device is displaying the Magenta color, same as above, re-position it closer to the Orbi Router. Press the Sync button on the back of your Orbi Router. Within 2 minutes, press the Sync button on the back of your Orbi Satellite.

Repeat steps until you see a steady Blue light at the top of the Orbi Satellite.

Connecting to your Orbi WiFi network

  1. After following all of the steps above, the Orbi Router & Satellite are working. You can simply access your network by selecting the Orbi Network from your WiFi selection screen on your mobile device.  To locate the WiFi Network Name (SSID) and Password, you can find them on your Router Label. If you are connecting to your Orbi Router via Ethernet network cable, you won’t need any user name or password.
  2. Launch a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and type in
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
  4. You are now connected to the internet!

Accessing the Orbi Web Interface

  1. Launch a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and type in
  2. Enter Username: Admin / Password: What you created during the installation wizard

With access to the Orbi Web Interface you are allowed to adjust settings such as:

  • Port Forwarding
  • Guest WiFi Access
  • Circle with Disney
  • Network Security
  • Website filtering via keywords
  • Updating WiFi SSID and Password
  • Connecting new Satellite devices
  • Updating ISP Connection
  • DNS Server Configuration
  • Email Alerts

Anything we didn’t cover or any questions you have regarding the system or your device? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading.


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