How do I reset my Orbi mesh?

Answered by Tom Adger

To reset your Orbi WiFi system to factory default settings, follow these steps:

Step 1: Locate the “Reset” button on your Orbi device. It is usually a small pinhole button located on the back or bottom of the device.

Step 2: Using a paperclip or a similar tool, press and hold down the “Reset” button for about 10 seconds. Make sure to apply enough pressure to engage the button.

Step 3: While continuing to hold down the “Reset” button, you will notice the LED light on your Orbi device start blinking amber. This indicates that the reset process has been initiated.

Step 4: Once the LED light starts blinking, you can release the “Reset” button. Now, wait patiently for the Orbi router to restart. This may take a few minutes, so be patient and avoid interrupting the process.

Step 5: After the router has restarted, it will be restored to its factory default settings. This means that any custom configurations or settings you had previously made will be erased. You will need to set up your Orbi system again as if it were new.

Step 6: If you have multiple Orbi devices in your mesh network, repeat the reset process for each device individually. This ensures that all devices are reset and ready to be reconfigured.

It is worth noting that resetting your Orbi WiFi system should only be done as a last resort. This is because it erases all personalized settings and configurations, and you will need to set up your network again from scratch. Only reset your Orbi system if you are experiencing severe issues or if you are instructed to do so by technical support.

In my personal experience, I have had to reset my Orbi mesh system a couple of times when I encountered persistent connectivity issues. The reset process was straightforward and resolved the problems I was facing. However, it did require me to spend some time reconfiguring my network settings and reconnecting all my devices. So, it is important to be prepared for the additional setup work that may be required after the reset.

Resetting your Orbi WiFi system can be an effective solution for troubleshooting network issues, but it should be done with caution and as a last resort.