Why Netgear Router Blinking Orange Internet Light

Netgear Router Blinking Orange LightDo you see blinking orange internet light on the Netgear wifi router? If yes! I guess you must be feeling helpless without internet connectivity.

Generally, users can get flashing orange light on their Netgear router due to the following reasons.

  1. The router’s wirings are up to the point.
  2. The modem is not identifying the router in the network.
  3. Internet or network settings are not correct in the router.
  4. Netgear router is using an outdated firmware.
  5. Router hardware issue.

Getting this kind of problem fixed is not very tough; you can turn that yellow, orange light into the green light by using the tricks available below.

Help On Netgear Router Flashing Orange Light Problem

Before we go ahead and begin the troubleshooting power cycle your devices (Netgear router, modem & internet) in the given sequence.

  • Bring out the power cable from your DSL/ADSL (internet) modem.
  • Now unplug the power cable from your Netgear wifi router as well.
  • Leave them powered off for 2 minutes.
  • Plugin the power cord into the router first, and wait for steady power light.
  • Now plug in the power wire into the DSL/ ADSL modem and wait for all regular lights.

Further, check on your router changes. Netgear router has green or is it still orange light?

Monitor internet status on the modem-

Users also complain due to ISP (Internet service provider) issue Netgear router starts blinking orange internet light.

Whenever modem doesn’t have internet causes, unable to access the internet on your router and flashing orange light.

To identify the internet connection on your modem, you can do the following things.

  1. Disconnect your modem from the Netgear wifi router.
  2. Switch off the router.
  3. Connect LAN cable between modem and laptop and try to use the internet.

If you don’t get the web on your modem as well, you have to chat with your ISP Company and ask them to troubleshoot the problem.

Verify the network connection reason for Netgear router blinking orange problem

Loose wire connection between the modem to the router may cause the flashing orange light problem on your Netgear router.

  • Unplug all the wire connection of modem and router.
  • Now, reconnect the modem straight to the internet port (named WAN) on the router.
  • Replace if the cable LAN port and wire are damage.

Now check If you can access the internet on your devices or not?

Check the Connection type-

A wrong type of internet setup on Netgear won’t allow you to surf the internet. Usually, ISP’s provide three types of internet service.

  • Username/Password authentication.
  • PPPOE or specific IP address authentication.
  • Dynamic setup connection.

Whenever your router did a setup on one type in case of that need to be on another type setup, always creates a verification failed issue. Firstly, you should call your internet provider to confirm the connection type from your isp and then set up your router accordingly.

For example below are the steps for the PPPOE connection type.

  • Make a hardwire connection between router and modem.
  • Join your computer to the router using any other ethernet cable.
  • Open the web browser and type 192.168.1.1 or routerlogin.net and hit the enter key.
  • Now you will find out the router setup panel; here, you need to type the admin username and password for your router.
  • Further, go to the internet setup option and click on the manual setup.
  • Choose the connection type PPPOE and insert the internet settings given by your ISP.
  • Now press the apply changes.

Ip Conflict causes the blinking orange problem on Netgear router-

When your router and modem are using the ip, which belongs from a similar class, It may cause the Netgear router blinking orange internet light problem.

That’s because the ip will be conflicting with each other, and your modem will not be able to identify the router in the network.

In such a case, you should replace the ip address of your router.

  • Open the routerlogin.net website again on your computer.
  • Login the admin panel and go to the internet setup.
  • Further, change the DHCP address to 10.0.0.1 and then click on apply changes.

After pressing the apply changes Netgear wifi router will reboot itself, and detect the connection.

MAC cloning-

Physical address cloning is another big reason for blinking orange light. Ip conflict into a network defines the same ip address given two different network devices.

As a result, none of the devices get identify on the network.

MAC cloning can happen between the router and the modem. In such a case, connect a computer straight to the Netgear wifi router via ethernet wire.

Disable the wifi feature on your pc, and then follow these steps.

  • Get back to the Netgear router admin panel.
  • Click on the internet setup and select the ‘manual setup’ option.
  • Let’s scroll down and click on the mac cloning, choose to use the computer’s mac address.
  • Finally, enter the mac address of your pc, and click ok.

Choose Dynamic Internet Ip address-

Whenever your ISP providing dynamic internet chose Netgear dynamic setup. Setting up a dynamic internet is very easy, follow the steps:

  • Login to your Netgear admin by typing http://www.routerlogin.net on an internet browser.
  • Go to the internet set up inside the Netgear settings panel.
  • Now, click on the manual setup instead of the auto setup.
  • Choose dynamic ip address under the internet ip address section.
  • Finally, press the apply changes key.

Change the DNS address-

When Internet DNS servers are not responding, you may get the flashing orange light on your Netgear wifi router.

So you should change the DNS server and configure the network settings again using the following steps.

  • Move back to the internet manual setup again.
  • Press the ‘DNS address’ and tick use these ip addresses.
  • Type 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 in the address and press apply changes.

Update the router firmware-

Outdated firmware also causes of Netgear router blinking orange internet light problem. An old firmware may not perform well with the modem and your home devices.

Most of the time routers can update firmware automatically from their company’s website. You can update router firmware manually by following steps:

  • Let’s reaccess the router admin page, and click on the advanced tab.
  • Select the firmware upgrade option, and press the ok key.
  • Now click on check for the update button, if you find any update there, you can download it and click on install.

After installing the firmware, the router will reboot itself and blinks a solid green or blue light. This light shows the update has completed.

Reset the router-

It is possible after following all the above steps Netgear router is still blinking orange. In such a case, you have to default the factory reset the router.

  • Find a tiny whole behind or back of the Netgear router. The whole may state ‘Reset’ also.
  • Now, take a pin or paper clip and insert it inside the tiny whole.
  • Press and hold the reset button for more than 40 seconds.
  • Further, release the pin and power cycle the Netgear router.

Once the router gets a green power light, you need to set up your Netgear router. Follow the previous link to perform the NetGear setup.

In conclusion:

The above steps are verified from expert technicians as well as references from the official website. After applying all the steps still having the issue, replace your router.

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