Has the blinking amber LED on your WiFi router become a headache for you? If you nod in yes, then this piece of writing can help you fix the issue in a fly. But, you have to ensure that you’ll follow the instruction outlined below correctly – then only you can deal with the WiFi router blinking amber LED issue in a jiffy. So, without wasting much time, let’s start over, shall we?
Fix: Blinking Amber LED Issue
Power Cycle Your WiFi Router
Before you curse the manufacturer of your device, we suggest you restart it first. Yes, sometimes, a simple reboot of the device is enough to make your router well-performing. To initiate the process, follow and apply the instructions highlighted below in exact given order:
- Turn off your WiFi router but before that disconnect it from your currently connected devices.
- Wait for a couple of minutes.
- Turn your router back on.
- Connect it to your modem.
- Launch a web browser on your PC or laptop and access 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.0, 10.0.0.1, or 192.168.1.2 IP.
Is the router’s LED still blinking amber? Need not to worry! Chances are that your router is not configured properly. So, in that case, you need to refer to the router’s manual for complete configuration instructions. In the event that you don’t have the manual, then without much delay, drop us a line into the comments section for quick help.
Check the Placement of Your WiFi Router
On the off chance if you have placed your WiFi router:
- Inside a cabinet
- Under or beneath a table
- Back of curtains
- Over a lower or congested surface
- In a corner or non-ventilated room
Then, the amber colored Led on your device won’t stop blinking. In that case, you need to place your router openly and at the center-most location in your home.
Note: It is important to place your WiFi router and modem in close proximity. But, if you have placed your devices too closer to each other, their WiFi signals can clash. So, consider placing them at a distance.
Once you’re done with this step, access 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.0, 10.0.0.1, or 192.168.1.2 IP on a PC or laptop. If any of the IPs loads up without displaying an error message, then it means that your internet connection is working fine. Else, you need to contact your ISP. You have to verify from your service provider whether your WiFi device’s firmware version is updated or not. Apart from that, you can also ask him if you are on an upgraded data plan.
Just in case, the firmware version on your WiFi router is outdated, then you can face many technical issues with it apart from the blinking amber one. So, what you have to do is to log in to your router using 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.0, 10.0.0.1, or 192.168.1.2 IP and follow the on-screen instructions.
Still the Same?
Well, it seems there is some other issue with your WiFi router. To get the permanent fix to the issue, you need to reset your router back to the factory default values and configure it again by following the on-screen instructions provided on its firmware update page using 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.0, 10.0.0.1, 192.168.1.2 IP.
In order to reset your WiFi router, you first have to disconnect it from your modem and then from the connected devices. Once you’re done, locate the reset hole on your WiFi device, press it and hold it for a couple of seconds.
The power LED on your WiFi router will blink for some time and then becomes stable.
Now, for the router’s configuration, log in to its setup page using 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.0, 10.0.0.1, or 192.168.1.2 IP and walk through the instructions.
Is resetting your WiFi router enough for you to cope up with the issue? Do share your feedback with us.