Update Orbi Satellite Firmware

If you want to update Orbi satellite firmware, then given below are the instructions that need to be followed in exact given order.

Folks! Before I guide you with the instructions, let me make you familiar with the important fact. This has happened to me once. And, I don’t want the same thing to happen with you, that is why I am sharing one of my experiences with you in the beginning only.

You can update Orbi satellite firmware, but you cannot use or connect it as a satellite. So, if you search for “router not connecting as a satellite” issue on Google somehow, you will definitely get no output. Although you cannot use Orbi router as a satellite, still you can add more satellites to the Orbi’s WiFi to improve overall coverage.

All clear! Yes? Then, let us make you familiar with the process on how to update Orbi satellite firmware.

Let’s dive in!

How to Update Orbi Satellite Firmware?

Step 1: First things first, you need to power on your Netgear Orbi.

Step 2: After powering on your Netgear router Orbi, you have to wait for the power LED on it to get stable. Yes, it can take longer time than expected. So, please don’t lose hope and have patience.

Step 3: Download the firmware for your Orbi satellite (as per the device model you have) and save it to your desktop or laptop.

Step 4: Once the firmware has been downloaded, locate the Manual Update tab. As soon as you find it, please click on it.

Step 5: The Orbi Satellite Firmware update page displays.

Step 6: Reaching here, select the check box situated next to your satellite's model number.

Step 7: Click on Update button and the Orbi satellite firmware update window will be displayed.

Step 8: Enter the Netgear Orbi login password and click on Browse > Upload button.

Orbi Satellite Firmware will be uploaded shortly. The might take a few minutes to complete the Orbi satellite firmware process.

Congrats! You have successfully completed the Orbi satellite firmware update process.

To avoid any kind of issue, please I personally suggest – have patience. Do not interrupt the Orbi satellite firmware update process. I was so impatient that I clicked on a click that took me to another (third-party) website. As a result, the Orbi satellite firmware file got corrupted. Then, I turned off my Orbi device. This is one of the most stupid things I did. I finished all the changes that I made on my Orbi device. As a result, I was forced to reset Netgear Orbi. That was a blunder! So, I don’t want same thing to happen to you and that is why I am continuously sharing my personal experiences at every step.

Ok! Now, let me provide you the steps to update the firmware on your Netgear Orbirouter. Consider this as additional/ bonus tip from my side to you.

Update Firmware on Orbi 

Step 1: First of all, you have to launch a web browser from a computer or laptop. Make sure that you have access to the Orbi’s WiFi then only you will be able to complete the job successfully.

Step 2: Hover the mouse cursor on the URL bar of the web browser and enter orbilogin.com.

Step 3: Enter Netgear orbi login username and password.

Step 4: Press Enter to log in to your Orbi device dashboard or basic home screen.

Step 5: Click on Advanced and then hit the Administration and Firmware Update button.

Step 6: The Netgear Orbi’s firmware update page displays.

Step 7: Follow the on-screen instructions to update the latest firmware version on your Netgear Orbi.

Wrapping Up

Now, I am going to end this article. I hope that the information which I provided you in my small piece of writing helped you out. Folks! In case, you feel like that your Netgear Orbi device is not up to the mark or not working as per expectations, before resetting or power cycling it, search for the firmware updates available. If your device needs an update, follow the firmware update instructions provided above and boost the performance of your device up to 40 percent. Updating Orbi’s and satellite’s firmware will let you feel its importance and improved performance like never before.

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