When a router stops working, you should check the lights of your router because those lights will show you what the exact problem with your router is. If you are using Belkin router is flashing orange light, then there is definitely something wrong with it.
What does the orange light on Belkin router mean?
When you see the orange light on your router, then you need to check if it is solid or blinking.
Solid Orange Light
When you see the orange light on the router, then that means a connection between the modem and router is established, but the modem isn’t connected to the internet. In this situation, the internet won’t work. Here is how you can fix the problem:
- If your ISP wants to have your username and password, then make sure you enter those details correctly.
- Go to ISP’s official website to check if it requires specific requirements from you.
- Setup the router manually by following the instructions provided in the manual.
Blinking Orange Light
If you see a blinking orange light on your Belkin router, then it means the router is not able to detect the mode. It could be due to the following reasons:
- The modem is turned off.
- The modem isn’t connected to the router.
- The modem is unresponsive.
How to fix the flashing orange light on Belkin Router?
Here is how you can fix this annoying problem and restore the functioning of the router:
Check the connections
Check if the Ethernet cable is properly connected and that connections are established properly. If the light continues to be flashing orange, then continue to the next step.
The problem could also be due to faulty Ethernet cable, so you should connect the modem and router with each other.
Power cycle both the modem and router
- Unplug your modem and router from the power source and keep it like that for around 30 seconds.
- Make sure that the modem and router are connected properly using an Ethernet cable.
- Connect the modem into a power source, then turn it on followed by doing the same with the router.
- Wait until the lights get stabilized. You will no longer see the orange light on the router. If you do, then continue with the troubleshooting steps.
Clone MAC address on Belkin Router
- Connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable or wirelessly.
- Login to the web interface of Belkin router.
- Locate MAC address in the ‘Internet WAN settings’ section. Once found, click on it.
- Click the ‘Clone’ button and then, click ‘Save’.
Your router will reboot now. Once it does, unplug it from the power source, wait for 30 seconds, and plug it back in. Wait until the lights become stabilized and then, restart your computer.
If the issue continues to appear, then you need to update the firmware of your Belkin router.
Update Belkin router’s firmware
Make sure to connect your router to the Ethernet cable for a stable internet connection because that is paramount for updating the firmware of the router.
Here are the steps for updating the firmware of the Belkin router:
- Go to the Belkin website and enter your router’s model. Click on the router and then, click the ‘Downloads/Firmware’ option in the window that appears next.
- Now, select the router version and then, select ‘Download’. You’ll be prompted to save a ‘.bin’ file.
- Login to your Belkin router.
- Locate the ‘Utilities’ section in the upper left corner of the screen followed by clicking on ‘Firmware Update’.
- Click ‘Browse’ and find the ‘.bin’ file that you have downloaded on the computer.
- Select the firmware followed by clicking on ‘Update’.
- Click ‘OK’ to proceed with the firmware upgrade followed by clicking ‘OK’.
- It will take a few minutes after which, the router will reboot.
With that, the problem of orange light flashing on the router will be solved. In case, it doesn’t, then you should get in touch with the router help providers.
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