Netgear WiFi router comes with various LEDs that indicate the status of the connection between your PC, laptop, mobiles devices, modem, and the router. Besides, the LEDs on Netgear also show the status of internet, Ethernet, USB, and WPS connections. But sometimes, due to some technical glitches, any of the LEDs on Netgear router starts blinking or becomes off and results in no or poor connectivity issues. And 80% of Netgear router users don’t know the reasons behind LED activities on their device.
If you are also one of them, then this post will help you out. Here, in this article, we will give you a nudge on steps to fix issues with your Netgear router LEDs. Let’s get started!
Netgear Router Orange LED
Netgear router orange or amber LED is the most common issue faced by every Netgear user around the globe. On the off chance if the Internet LED on your Netgear device is blinking orange or amber, it shows that there is lack of internet connectivity between your router, modem, and the connected devices. To fix the issue, follow the steps given below:
- Power-cycle your Netgear router. To do so, disconnect your devices from the router’s WiFi (if connected), unplug your Netgear device wait for a short while, and then plug it back in again. Once you are done, try to access the Netgear router login page using routerlogin.net web address.
- Ask your ISP if you are receiving the enough internet speed you are paying for. Also, ensure that all your pending internet bills are clear and you are on an upgraded data plan.
- If you are using a wireless source, try connecting your modem and router using an Ethernet connection and see whether this helps you in fixing the issue or not.
Netgear Router Internet LED Blinking White
This type of issue persists mostly in new Netgear router models.
In the event that your Netgear router’s internet LED is blinking white, take the following steps into consideration:
- Keep your Netgear router and modem is close proximity.
- Ensure that you have an active internet connection.
- Your internet connection must be steady.
- Ensure that you haven’t hid your modem. It should be placed openly and kept in reach of your Netgear device. But, do not place your devices too closer because their WiFi signals can clash.
Once done, connect your router and modem, navigate to the Netgear Genie setup wizard of your router using routerlogin.net web address and see whether the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps have fixed the blinking white LED issue for you or not.
Netgear Router Red Power LED
Follow the steps outlined underneath to troubleshoot the red power LED on your Netgear router:
- Ensure that your Netgear WiFi router is receiving a continuous and steady power supply.
- Besides, make sure that the wall socket you are using isn’t damaged or fluctuated.
- If the issue still persists, push the power (on/ off) button on your Netgear router.
Enough about the fixes! Now, let’s make you familiar with the status of the Netgear router LEDs – what they indicate.
Off: Your router is not receiving power.
Solid green or white: Your Netgear device is ready.
Solid amber: It is powering on.
Blinking amber: Netgear router’s firmware is updating or you or someone pressed the reset hole accidentally.
Blinking white: The router’s firmware is corrupted.
Off: No Ethernet cable is connected between the Netgear device and the modem.
Solid green or white: The internet connection is steady.
Solid amber: The router is connected to the modem via Ethernet cable.
Blinking white: The internet port is sending or receiving traffic.
Off: No USB device is connected.
Blinking: A USB device is plugged in.
Solid green or white: A USB device is connected.
Off: Modem is not connected to the Ethernet port of Netgear router.
Solid: The modem is connected.
Blinking: The internet port is sending or receiving traffic.
Off: No WPS connection.
Blinking: The WPS connection is in progress.
Solid: WPS connection is successful.
Once you know the status of the LEDs on your Netgear router and fixes to troubleshoot them, check the Ethernet or WiFi connectivity between your devices. Simply have access to Netgear router login page using routerlogin.net web address or 192.168.1.1 IP.
Note: Refer to the manual for Netgear router IP address. Just in case, you Google your search – you may get confused between 192.168.1.250 and 192.168.1.1 IP. To know the difference between them, drop us a line into the comments section.