People who value security, coverage and network performance are often drawn to Belkin routers. Although they are reliable, some users have reported problems with the router, particularly the Belkin router blinking red.
The following article will help you understand what the blue blinking lights mean and what you can do about it to get your wireless network running again.
Why is my Belkin router blinking a blue light?
Belkin explains that there are two scenarios where you can see the blue blinking light from your Belkin router.
First, the router status light blinks blue while it is being started up. This blinking is not a problem unless it continues for a longer time.
Another example of a blue blinking light that we can see is the WPS light. It behaves the same way when the router is looking for a device. The light will turn solid blue once the devices have connected and then it will shut off. If the connection fails, your Belkin router will blink orange.
How do I fix my Belkin router that blinks blue?
These are the solutions to the blinking blue light that Belkin routers emit. Follow these steps closely, and the blinking blue light should stop blinking by the end.
Repetition the WPS Connect Steps
As we mentioned, the blue blinking WPS light in your Belkin router’s router means that it is waiting to be connected to a device. It is best to continue this pattern.
To put your device in pairing mode, use WPS to pair it with the router.
After that, press the WPS key on the router. Keep it in this position for 2 seconds.
You can repeat this several times. If the blue light does not stop blinking, try the next step.
Restart Your Belkin Router
Sometimes the router can just get stuck and start acting strangely. It is interesting that there is a pretty simple solution that requires no tech knowledge – a router restart.
It’s simple and effective, and should be your first choice whenever you have problems with your network.
- Unplug the power cord from the router.
- Let it sit for half an hour.
- Turn on the power cord and wait until the LED lights on the Belkin router turn on.
Restart Your Home Network
The next step is similar to the previous, except that both the modem AND router must be turned off. For a few moments, leave them without power. Next, connect the modem directly to the power supply. After the modem boots fully, you can then connect the router the power source. Wait for the router’s to start up. Now, look for the blue blinking light.
Upgrade the Belkin Router Firmware
Make sure you upgrade your Belkin router firmware over a wired connection. The reason for this is that if this process is halted, you risk damaging your router. This means you should not unplug the router during the firmware upgrade because you don’t want your Wi-Fi connection to go down.
We recommend backing up your router settings before you attempt to update the firmware of your Belkin router. It’s always better to be safe.
This guide will show you how to manually upgrade your Belkin router’s firmware.
After the firmware upgrade is complete, turn on the Belkin router lights. If the blue led light does not stop blinking, it is necessary to factory reset your router.
Reset The Belkin Router To Factory Settings
We recommend that you do this at the end, as it will reset the router to factory settings and erase any modifications that have been made to them. These settings include the custom network name, custom wireless password, parental controls and guest network. Port forwarding is also possible. This basically means that you will need to setup the router again as if you had installed it the first time. We recommend backing up your current settings.
1. Locate the reset button on the router’s side or back.
2. Make sure your router is turned on.
3. For 15 seconds, press and hold the Reset button.
4. Now the Router light will blink and then become solid. This indicates that the factory reset has been completed.
5. You can log in to your Belkin router by using the default IP and username.
Contact Belkin Support
The blinking blue light on your Belkin router will not flash anymore, we are confident. However, in case you haven’t managed to fix the issue it is recommended to contact the Belkin tech support. There are several ways to reach them: via live chat, telephone or on their Twitter page. They will walk you through the troubleshooting process and help you resolve the issue. You can also contact your Internet Service Provider to get assistance.