Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi Satellite: Setup Orbi Add-On Satellite
Orbi RBR850 whole home WiFi system includes an Orbi router and a satellite. You can install an add-on satellite to this system if one satellite does not suffice your internet needs. Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi satellite is the add-on device that you can install with an RBR850 system. Once you have added a new satellite, you will have three devices in the Orbi system which can be placed in different parts of the home to have internet access throughout the home.
If you are wondering how to add a new satellite to your existing system, then walking through this informative guide will be helpful. We have provided clear instructions about how you can get this job done easily and quickly.
How to Add Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi Satellite to Router?
Step1: Unbox Orbi RBS850 Satellite
Begin by unboxing the Orbi satellite. Open the package containing the Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi satellite and verify that you have received the device in good condition. Also, check that you have received all the parts.
Step 2: Power Off Modem
Now, turn off your modem and remove its power cable. Let it sit idle for some time. This helps in its smooth functioning and also helps to avoid any issues while setting up your new satellite.
Step 3: Place the Devices
The next step is to place the devices. You must have already placed the Orbi router closer to the modem. Now that you are setting up your Orbi RBS850 satellite, you need to place it in close proximity to the Orbi router. This is because you need to connect the satellite to the router. Thus, the devices need to be placed closer enough so that they get connected without any trouble. The Orbi satellite receives its signals from the router, hence even after the connection is done, they need to be placed closer to each other.
Step 4: Connect Devices
In the fourth step, we want you to establish the connection between the Orbi router and the modem. Use an Ethernet cable and join the two devices firmly using it. You ought to use the LAN port on the modem and the Internet port on the Orbi router.
Step 5: Supply Power
It is now time you supply power to the devices. Thus, plug in the modem, router as well as the Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi satellite into power sockets. Be sure that you use well-working sockets to plug in the devices. A poor power supply can hinder the process in between and you might end up facing several other issues. If the devices have a power button on them, press them to turn on the devices.
Step 6: Add Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi Satellite
Orbi satellite will now try to establish a connection with the router. Its ring light will blink in pink/magenta color which is an indication that it is attempting to connect to the router. If it keeps on blinking pink for a longer time, this means the devices can’t get connected.
Bring the Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi satellite closer to the router and then see if the connection is successful or not.
Unable to Connect Orbi Satellite to Router?
Sync Devices Manually
In case the devices can’t get connected automatically, you can sync them manually. Here is how you will do this:
- Press the Sync button located on the Orbi router.
- Likewise, press the Sync button on the satellite.
- You need to press the Sync button on the satellite within two minutes of pressing the button on the router.
Observe the Orbi satellite ring color. See what it implies:
Solid Blue: The devices are successfully synced. The connection between them is good.
Solid Pink: The devices can’t get connected. Place them closer and re-sync them.
Solid Amber: The connection has been established but the signal is not very good. Consider moving them a little closer.
Now that the Orbi satellite is connected to the router, you can move it to a new location. But keep in mind that it must be placed within the router’s network range.
You can now connect various devices to its network and enjoy internet access.
Wrapping Things Up
Here comes an end to this helpful guide about how to add the Orbi RBS850-AC3000 WiFi satellite to the Orbi router. We hope you found the instructions provided here helpful and are done with adding the satellite. It is recommended to check the firmware update for your Orbi devices. Consider keeping your devices updated with the latest firmware version to get the maximum benefits.