How to reset the Orbi router

If mesh makes sense in your home and you just want something simple and inexpensive, it’s a perfectly fine choice.

Reverting your Netgear Orbi to factory defaults will erase all personalized settings, such as your wireless network name, passwords, and recovery options. Performing a factory reset on your Orbi WiFi system to factory default settings erases personalized settings such as your network name (SSID) and password.

To reset the Netgear Orbi Router-

Perform the following steps to reset

  1. Make sure your Orbi device is powered on.

  2. Using a paper clip or similar object, press and hold the Reset button until the Power LED on your Orbi device blinks amber.

    Note: If you areĀ resetting a wall-plug satellite, the ring LED blinks amber. Your Orbi device is now factory reset.

Orbi Wi-Fi features

Wi-Fi Spec: 802.11ac/Tri Band Router-Extender Kit
Number of Antennas/Removable: 6/No
Ports: Four 1Gbps LAN, USB 2.0, power
Processor: Quad-core ARM 710MHz
Memory/Storage: 512MB/4GB
WiFi Chip: Qualcomm IPQ4019 and QCA9984 for backhaul control
Peak 802.11ac Performance: 552.1Mbps
Range: At least 150 feet, router only
Size: 8.9 x 6.7 x 3.1 inches

ProsCons
Phenomenal performanceExpensive
Outstanding valueLimited functionality on mobile app for now
A dedicated router-to-extension data channelRelatively large

Our video shows you how to factory reset your Orbi system to its original settings.

Netgear Orbi WiFi router
Netgear Orbi WiFi router
Setting your Orbi WiFi system to factory default