Despite being the best performer among the Routers, there can be some glitches on your Netgear router, one among them is the blinking Orange light. If you are too facing the same issue then in this post I am going to share the possible troubleshoots to fix the issue.
“Orange Power Light On Netgear Router” How to Fix?
Fix 1: Power Cycle
The very first thing which you should try is to power cycle the router. It will resolve any temporary glitches with your router.
- Unplug the Router power cable from the wall outlet.
- Now wait for 1 minute and let the router rest so that all remaining power drains out.
- Plug back the power cable into the power source after 1 minute to restart the router.
- Let the device boot up properly.
- Then check if the “Orange light has gone or not”.
Fix 2: Check All The Cables For Damage
- Orange light usually occurs if your Ethernet cable is damaged or faulty.
- If you are having problems while establishing a connection with the modem then check all the connected cables carefully.
- Unplug all the cables connected to the Router including Power and ethernet cable, and check it from one end to another.
- Look for any damages on cables, if you find any fault make sure to replace it with the new one.
- If cables are fine then, then check and make sure that the wire should not be loose.
- Now open the device and check if the Orange light problem is fixed or not.
Fix 3: Check For Any Pending Firmware
- Outdated or pending firmware updates also create weak signal issues which cause orange light on your Router.
- So check and confirm that your Netgear router has the latest Firmware.
- To check and install new Firmware, log into your Router and check your dashboard for new firmware updates.
- If you find any pending firmware, click on it and follow the pop-up prompts to update your router.
- Now check if your device is working fine or not
Fix 4: Switch the power source
- Orange light can also occur due to interrupted power transmission, which leads to orange light blinking.
- To check the power source you can switch the power outlet.
- Once you have plugged in the power cable of the router into some other outlet, start your router and let it boot up properly.
- Now check if signals are complete and the connection is established.
- If it works then change the outlet or call an electrician to fix your outlet.
Fix 5: Factory Reset Your Router
If still, you are unable to fix the issue then we will suggest you to factory reset your router.
Please note that performing the factory reset will erase all the saved settings and passwords on your router.
- First, make sure that the router’s power light is on.
- Then check on the back of the router for the Reset button.
- Once you find the reset button, grab a paper clip or similar object
- Then press and hold the Reset button for around seven seconds.
- After 7 seconds release the Reset button.
- Your router is factory reset now.
- Now log in to the router IP address.
- Use default login credentials, username: admin, password: password.
- Once login to the router IP, complete the router setup process.
- Now check if the router is back to normal.
Fix 6: Contact ISP
If you have tried all the above-given troubleshoots and yet your problem is not resolved then you should contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for better help and advice.
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