At the time of purchasing a new Linksys router, you must be told that it is simply a plug-and-play device that can be easily installed using the default Linksys router login IP address and when all the LEDs are stable on it, right? But, hold on! The actual problem persists when you try to configure your Linksys router and find that some of the lights on it are continuously blinking. The LEDs on your Linksys device indicate the different status and by knowing the role of each LED, you can easily make the most out of your router for sure. Continue reading!
What do the LEDs on My Linksys Router Mean?
The LEDs on your Linksys device indicate the status of the connection between your router and the connected devices. Apart from that, the LEDs on your Linksys router also indicate the status of your internet, WiFi, Ethernet, and WPS connections (depending upon the device model you are using).
Let’s dive in!
The power LED is usually located at the front panel of your Linksys router. However, the location of power LED may vary from model to model. Given below are the steps to check the status of power LED on your Linksys router.
Off: You might have forgotten to turn on your Linksys router.
Solid Green or White: Your Linksys router is ready and you can use it to access the internet.
Solid Amber: Wait, as your Linksys router is powering on.
Blinking Amber: May be you have pressed the reset button on your Linksys router or its firmware is upgrading.
Blinking White: Linksys router firmware is corrupted. To fix it, you have to perform the firmware update process again using the default Linksys router IP.
Blinking White or Amber: Your Linksys router not configured.
Off: The Ethernet connection has not successfully made between your Linksys router and modem.
Solid Green or White: You have a steady internet connection to access the router login page.
Solid Amber: Your Linksys router and modem are connected to each other via an Ethernet cable.
Blinking White: The Ethernet port on your Linksys router is sending and receiving traffic.
Off: No USB device is connected to your Linksys router
Blinking Green or White: A USB device is plugged. The USB drive is trying to connect with your Linksys router.
Solid Green or White: A USB device is connected to your Linksys router.
The Ethernet LED on your Linksys router indicates:
Off: No device is connected to the Linksys router’s Ethernet port.
Solid Green: A powered-on device is connected to the Linksys router’s Ethernet port. To check the connection if it is successfully established or not, access the Linksys WiFi setup page using Linksys router login IP.
Blinking Green: The Linksys router’s Ethernet port is sending or receiving traffic.
If you are using the WPS method to connect your Linksys router to the modem for accessing its WiFi setup page using Linksys router IP, then checking the WPS LED status can be a big help.
Off: No WPS connection exists between your Linksys router and modem.
Blinking Green: The WPS connection between your Linksys router and modem is in progress.
Solid Green: The WPS connection has successfully established between your router and modem.
Note: If you want to configure your Linksys device using the WPS method, make sure that your modem and your router are WPS capable. Else, you can configure your Linksys router manually using the on-screen provided on Linksys WiFi setup page.
Epitome of Convenience: To get the internet access in every nook and cranny of your house, add a Linksys extender to your Linksys router. Simply configure your Linksys extender using the on-screen instructions provided on and extender setup page and experience a boost in your WiFi connection. For this, you have to connect your extender to router and your PC or laptop to Linksys extender setup xxx.
That’s all about the role of various LEDs on your Linksys router. Hopefully, after knowing the each LED status on your Linksys router, you are able to make the most out of it. If you need more assistance, you are free to drop your questions into the comments section.