How to Set Up Your NETGEAR Orbi WiFi Mesh System in Minutes



Getting your entire home covered with lightning-fast WiFi doesn't need to be a hassle. A NETGEAR Orbi WiFi Mesh System can have you connected in under 30 minutes. Learn how the Orbi App or OrbiLogin streamline the process, letting you quickly configure your Orbi Router and Satellites for seamless WiFi 7 speeds throughout your home.

How Do I Set Up an Orbi Mesh System?

NETGEAR Orbi Routers and their connected devices are designed to maximise mesh WiFi performance. The cutting-edge NETGEAR Orbi 970 Series WiFi 7 systems have advanced tech built right in to deliver stable, multi-gigabit speeds. While you’re immersed in 4K streaming, online meetings, or gaming, your NETGEAR Orbi system quietly keeps your network humming along.

Let’s get you set up! Start by downloading the NETGEAR Orbi App – you’ll be online and enjoying a better internet connection before you know it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• Your Orbi Router and Satellites
• Your modem

• Power adapters
• An Ethernet cable (it’s included)
For ideas on Satellite Placement, see our Orbi Satellites Guide

Step-by-Step Guide: Setup with Orbi App or Orbi Login

The NETGEAR Orbi App is your setup control centre – it even helps you find the best locations for your Orbi Satellites to optimise coverage. Along with the app, you’ll also need to create a NETGEAR account and QR code. This lets you register products, get support, and join the NETGEAR Community. Then, just let the app know how many Orbi Satellites you have. With a NETGEAR Orbi Mesh Router and multiple Satellites, you can blanket your home with fast, reliable WiFi for everyone – enough for over 200 devices running at once!

Connecting Your Orbi WiFi System

Getting your WiFi system connected to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) is easy. Here’s how:

1. Using the Ethernet cable, plug the yellow Internet port on your Orbi Router into the Ethernet port on your modem.

2. Plug your Orbi Router into a power outlet.

3. Wait for it to start up – the ring LED on the router will pulse white, then turn solid white (about a minute or two).
While you wait, strategise! Find good outlet locations for your Orbi Satellites and plug them in.

4. To start the guided setup, connect your phone or tablet to your Orbi’s default WiFi network (the name and password are on the router label).
Head back to the Orbi App to finish the setup.

Your advanced Orbi setup can include personalizing your SSID (WiFi Name), adding additional Orbi Satellites, setting up WiFi & 10gb Wired backhaul and creating next level WiFi networks.

Setting Up Your Network Security

A secure network is a happy network! Choose a strong password for your Orbi WiFi network, and create a unique admin password as well. You can also set up security questions to help recover your admin password if needed

Why Choose NETGEAR Orbi WiFi?

A NETGEAR Orbi whole-home mesh system delivers lightning-fast WiFi for over 200 devices – no more buffering! The top-of-the-line Orbi 970 WiFi 7 is perfect for Aussie homes and offices that need maximum connectivity. Here’s why upgrading to WiFi 7 is a smart move:

Blazing speeds: WiFi 7 is around 2.4 times faster than WiFi 6 with the Orbi 970 system, capable of speeds up to 27Gbps.
Expansive coverage: Up to 660 sq. m. of seamless coverage – say goodbye to dead zones!
Smart home ready: Easily connect all your smart devices, appliances, and more.
Includes NETGEAR Armor: This all-in-one security keeps your data and family protected.

Home cybersecurity Tools & Parental Controls

Orbi has powerful options to unlock additional functionality to keep your family and data safe.

NETGEAR Armor: Essential all-in-one internet security: NETGEAR Armor™ software provides an automatic shield of security for your WiFi and connected devices (PC, phone, camera, TV, etc.) for real-time protection against hackers and added privacy with VPN.

NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls: Promote healthy Internet habits, foster responsibility and build trust with your kids with NETGEAR® Smart Parental Controls™

Some Key NETGEAR Orbi 970 Features

Unbeatable Performance:

Whole-home WiFi with 27Gbps WiFi speeds and total WiFi coverage up to 660 sq. m., from the front door to the back yard.

Seamless Mesh Connections:

Innovative satellite node antennas that relay 360-degree WiFi signals without lag or dropouts, without the need for a WiFi extender.

Fastest Available Speeds:

Multi-gigabit wireless or Ethernet cable connections for a future-proofed web browser system, including 10 Gig ports on every Orbi 970 satellite.

Flawless WiFi Experience:

Streaming, video conferencing, gaming, AR/VR, and more, Orbi ensures your family can accomplish it all at once.

Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul:

Multi-bandwidth simultaneous operation ensures maximum speeds across all your connected devices.

Resilient WiFi:

Preamble puncturing can divide portions of a WiFi channel, allowing you to block out interference and create stronger WiFi connections.

Easy Setup and Management:

Orbi 970 is compatible with all major internet service providers (ISPs) and the Orbi app makes network setup and management of WiFi settings a breeze.

Don’t forget to explore the NETGEAR Orbi Setup features like guest network setup, parental controls, and device prioritization to fine-tune your digital Orbi App experience.


What if I still have Orbi Setup questions?

If you need more assistance with Orbi setup, visit our Orbi Setup knowlegebase article for detailed instructions with the Orbi app and with

Is an upgrade to Orbi 970 WiFi 7 worth it?

According to users, Orbi WiFi 7 is transformative. From double the bandwidth, to express Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul, preamble puncturing, and many more enhanced features, Orbi WiFi 7 is next-level networking for people who enjoy being ahead of the curve. Orbi 970 WiFi 7 is definitely worth it!

Can I add more Orbi satellites?

You certainly can. As your system gets bigger or your household grows, your WiFi needs will also increase. Simply add one or two additional Orbi satellites for whole-home coverage from the basement to the loft, and everywhere in between.

Can I change my Orbi IP Address?

Yes, Similar to a standalone Router, you can change your Orbi IP address and many other settings on your Orbi Mesh Router. Simply visit and update your IP address in the “Internet” settings screen. Also be sure to download the Orbi App for many other easy-to-access functions.Learn more.

What if I change address?

At NETGEAR, we understand that people move often. The great news is that you can take your NETGEAR Orbi 970 whole-home mesh system with you when you move. Your entire private mesh network can be relocated and reconnected at your new address. NETGEAR Orbi is future-proofed WiFi networking at its best.