Best Location to Place Netgear Orbi RBk50
Netgear Orbi RBk50 is one of the best options to consider if you want to enjoy high-speed internet in every nook and cranny of your house. The RBk50 device is capable of covering the entire blind spots in your home with strong WiFi. However, for this, you need to choose the best location for your device. This blog covers various steps that you can follow to place your Orbi device in a perfect location.
Note: The steps provided here for the best placement of Netgear Orbi can be used for any Orbi model. Read on!
Netgear Orbi RBk50: The Placement
Step 1: Choose a Higher Location
While placing your Netgear Orbi RBk50, you are advised to place it on a higher location. Avoid placing your Orbi device on a lower and congested surface. Doing so will somehow help you improve the Orbi’s WiFi signals.
We strictly recommend – do not place your Orbi device beneath a table or the back of any device/curtains, and so on.
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Step 2: Keep Physical Obstructions at Bay
Do not place your Orbi RBk50 device anywhere. The reason is there might be physical obstructions in your home that can interrupt your Orbi’s WiFi signals. To prevent this, choose an area in your home that is away from kitchen appliances, gaming consoles, Alexa/WiFi devices, baby monitors, gym materials, etc.
By any chance, if it is impossible for you to place your Netgear Orbi RBk50 away from the mentioned physical obstructions, then you can turn them off (the obstructions) when not in use.
Also, it is suggested to place your Orbi device away from thick walls, doors, and windows. The reason is the WiFi signals can mess with your Orbi device’s WiFi signals. We don’t want this to be happening to you and that is why – we are suggesting you follow this step for placing your Netgear Orbi RBk50.
Step 3: Choose a Location Near to Satellite
To boost the performance of your Orbi device, do not place it away from its satellite and internet modem. There are certain points that you have to keep in mind while applying this step. Have a quick look below:
- Choose a wall socket for your Netgear Orbi RBk50 near to satellite and internet modem. To make things happen, use a well-working extension cord that is free of dust.
- Connect them using an Ethernet cable. To prevent WiFi signals interferences – we do not suggest our users connect their existing devices with Netgear Orbi in a wireless manner.
That’s all! Keeping the aforementioned steps into consideration, you can now choose the best location for your Netgear Orbi RBk50. One more thing we would like to share – it’s fine that you have spotted your Orbi device at the best and airy location. But that is not enough! You have to ensure that your Orbi device is getting a steady power supply from the wall socket into which it is plugged.
After placing your Netgear Orbi device, you are required to make it functional. After all, placement was the first stage of the setup process. In case you are unfamiliar with the instructions for setting up your Orbi RBK50 router, here are the detailed ones.
Steps to Perform Netgear Orbi RBK50 Setup
Step 1: Connect RBK50 to Modem
After completing basic necessities like placement and power supply, the first step that is going to help you with the Netgear Orbi RBK50 setup process is the router-modem connection. Two options are ready to help you with that. A wired source (Ethernet cable) or a wireless one. Now, the question is which one you will choose. Oh! It looks like you are uncertain. Worry not! Our experts are here to assist you. The only step you have to take is to contact them.
Step 2: Sync the Router and Satellite
Since Netgear Orbi is a mesh WiFi system, it comes with satellites. The Netgear Orbi RBK50 setup process won’t be considered complete if you haven’t synced your satellites with the router. Thus, the next step after the router-modem connection is satellite-router synchronization. Relax! Doing so is pretty much easier than pronouncing it. Just look for the Sync button on your RBK50 and press it. Within some time, do the same with the satellites too. The LED lights on your satellite will help you determine whether your devices are in sync or not.
Step 3: Load a Web Browser
Done with the router-modem connection and satellite-router sync? Well, it is the time to give a shot to the next step which is nothing but the selection of a web browser to assist you with the further Netgear Orbi RBK50 setup process. The web browser selection needs to be done precisely as you cannot go ahead with the one using the outdated software version. Additionally, there should not be a heap of cache accumulated in your web browser. Once both these parameters are fulfilled, your selected browser is good to go.
Step 4: Visit orbilogin.net
Is the web browser ready for your assistance? Great! Now, go to the box located at the top of the web browser and type in the web URL orbilogin.net. Yes, we are referring to the address bar a.k.a. the URL bar. After inputting the URL, hit Enter. You can also use the orbilogin.com URL. This is to inform you that the use of the search box for accessing the web address is not allowed. It will result in nothing but Orbi RBK50 setup issues.
Step 5: Log in to Orbi
With a successful visit to orbilogin.com or orbilogin.net web address, the login screen of the Netgear Orbi RBK50 router will join your journey to accomplish the setup success. On this screen, you need to insert Orbi’s default info (username and password). Make sure to make the entries without mistakes. Thereafter, hit Log In. The Netgear Orbi RBK50 setup wizard will welcome you. Now, you have to walk through the instructions prompting on your device’s screen to complete the Orbi mesh WiFi system’s installation.
After plugging in your Orbi device, if you see red or no LED, don’t get hyped. This type of issue experienced by 99 percent of Netgear Orbi users. To get it fixed, we suggest they reboot their Orbi device. Just unplug Orbi, wait for some time, and then plug it back in again.
Note: The rebooting process can be used every time you experience any issue with it. Be it:
- Orbi firmware update failed
- No internet
- Orbi overheated
- Unable to setup Orbi
- Default login details not working
- Orbi not connecting to satellite
Note: To know more about what a simple rebooting process help with, get in touch with us.
In a Nutshell
This is all about our blog on the best placement for your Netgear Orbi RBk50. We hope that the steps we have provided here have helped you in a bigger way and after placing your Orbi device you can enjoy continuous internet range from far corners of your house. Still, if you need any assistance or guidance regarding the placement process, contacting our technical executives can be a better option. They will also help you fix all the queries related to your Orbi device.