Netgear Orbi Satellite Giving Poor Internet Signals?

Just like other mesh systems, the Netgear Orbi mesh system comes with different devices called satellites. The main device that connects to the modem is known as the router and all other devices are called satellites. These satellites are connected to the Orbi router. After setting up the Orbi system using the Netgear Orbilogin page, the router and satellites are placed in various parts of the home. Different client devices in different parts of the home get connected to the device that is near to it.  Many users report getting poor WiFi signals from one of the satellites.

If you are also going through a similar situation and are getting poor WiFi signals from one satellite then we can help. This guide has some of the best solutions to resolve the issue that we are talking about.

How to Fix Poor WiFi Signals from One Orbi Satellite?

What could be the reason that you are getting poor signals from your Netgear Orbi satellite? All other satellites and the router are giving a good network. But one satellite is not. See below some common causes along with the solutions.

The Satellite is Placed Far from the Router

If the Orbi satellite sits at a place that is far from the Orbi router, then the satellite will find it difficult to receive its network from the router. Thus it gives out poor WiFi signals in return. What’s the solution?

So if this is the case, then you should unplug the satellite from its current place and bring it a little closer to the router. Simply put, the Orbi satellite must be in the network range of the router. After reducing the distance between the devices, try to connect to the satellite’s WiFi and see if the signals are now better or not. Observe Orbi satellite colors. The ring light should be solid blue which means the connection between the router and satellite is good.

The Signal is Getting Obstructed

Another possible cause is signals getting obstructed.  The satellite is giving out good signals but on the way because of multiple hindrances, the signals get wasted or blocked. What are some possible things due to which the signals are blocked?

Well, if there are many objects like furniture, walls, etc., then signals get blocked. Apart from these, reflexive surfaces like mirrors, and absorbents like timber walls, water bodies etc. can also be the reason for poor signals.

All you should do is make sure that you have placed the Orbi satellite in an open and higher place with no other objects around.

The Signals are Getting Interfered With

If you ask what is the difference between the interference and obstructions, then let us tell you more about it. When there are other electrical devices placed around the satellite, the signals from both devices get interfered with. In the previous point, we talked about signals getting absorbed or blocked. But here, the signals are merged with each other. This is to be avoided as well.

So make sure other electrical, networking or EM waves emitting devices are not close to the satellite.

The Firmware is Not Updated

 Many users do get their Orbi routers updated but forget about updating the satellites. In case this has happened and you haven’t upgraded the firmware on your satellite, then it is time you do it now. Access the Netgear Orbi admin portal and then get the satellite updated with the latest firmware version.

Wrapping Things Up

The above-given troubleshooting hacks will definitely help you get better signals from your  Netgear  Orbi satellite. We recommend you reboot the Orbi satellite often by powering it off and powering it on with a gap of about 5-10 minutes. Also, keep its firmware updated to the most latest version to avoid any such issues in the future.

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