How To Fix Orange Light On Router

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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:

  • A software bug
  • A hardware problem
  • Faulty firmware
  • An issue with your ISP (Internet Service Provider)

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:

First Method: Router Reset

  • Step 1: Ensure that your router is not causing the issue. At times, overheating problems or frozen software might be the cause of the orange light.
  • Step 2: Turn off your router.
  • Step 3: Please wait for 30 seconds and then turn it on (again).

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:

  • Press the router’s Reset button for 10 seconds and then let go.
  • Your router will now reboot, and the settings will switch back to their factory defaults. Wait for the boot up to complete. Based on the device’s speed, this boot-up process might take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Once the router is fully on, go to your Windows laptop or PC.
  • Open Ethernet properties. To do this, make use of these instructions:
  • Navigate to the Control Panel and select Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click Change Adapter Settings. Next, choose the Ethernet or Local Area Connection option.
  • Select the Properties option. Then, click TCP IPv4.
  • Now, choose Properties and then click Use the following IP Address so that you can manually enter the router’s IP address.
  • In the IP address bar, type in 192.168.1.10
  • In the Subnet mask bar, enter 255.255.255.0
  • Finally, in the Default gateway bar, type in 192.168.1.1
  • Click the OK button.
  • Press Win+R. The RUN window displays on the screen.
  • Type CMD to open the Command window.
  • In the Command window, type in ping http://192.168.1.1 /t
  • Press ENTER.

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.

Second Method: 30/30/30 Reset

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.

  • Step 1: Ensure that you turn on your router.
  • Step 2: Press the Reset button for at least 30 seconds.
  • Step 3: After 30 seconds, plug out the power of your router while continuing to press the Reset button.
  • Step 4: After that, please wait for another 30 seconds. Then, plug the router back to the power source. Continue to hold and press the Reset button; do not take your hand away.
  • Step 5: Now, wait for yet another 30 seconds. Finally, take your hand away from the Reset button.

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.