When you boot up a router, its LED light will turn orange. If the light is on for the initial 20 seconds or more, there is no issue. But if the LED orange light on the router continues to stay on for over 3 minutes, then you can be certain that there is some serious problem.
The causes for the persistent orange light on your router are:
You can quickly resolve any issues with your ISP by making a phone call. But the first three factors in the list given above are more complicated.
There are some methods that you can use to fix the orange light issue on your router. Follow the instructions given below to resolve this issue:
Before you begin to troubleshoot the orange light issue on your router, try to unplug the LAN cable between your router and modem. If you think that there is just a loose connection between the modem and router, perform a plug-out and plug-in. If the problem persists, execute the following instructions:
In case there is a steady white LED light or the usual yellow light, you can be sure that the trouble has been dealt with and resolved. Now, check if you get an internet connection.
If you still face the same trouble, continue with these steps:
In case you get a response, it shows that the router is fine. On your web browser, check if you are able to connect to the internet. If you still cannot get a connection, check with your ISP.
Remember to bring back your IP address settings to normal. You can perform this by opening your Ethernet properties. (explained in one of the above steps). Now, you have to select ‘Obtain an IP Address Automatically.’
By pressing the OK button, you will go back to the previous setup.
Data would have been added to your router before its first usage. The following method helps in clearing all these data. It is one of the well-known and widely-used methods.
Implementing the above steps should enable your router to function properly. Open your web browser and browse the internet to check if the router functions well.
You would have made some changes to your computer settings while trying to fix the orange light issue. Now, make sure that you bring back these changed settings to normal. If you fail to do so, in spite of having fixed the router, you will be unable to get an internet connection. This is because you will be utilizing a wrong IP address or DNS.