Today, it is vital to have a reliable internet connection in every room of your house. We need a WiFi range extender because wireless routers don’t always transmit the signal equally throughout our homes. This is a great way to increase your wireless signal and get a faster internet connection. Sometimes, however, the WiFi range extender may stop working and cease to function properly. One such situation is seeing the orange light on your Belkin N300 WiFi range extender, so let’s see what it means and how to fix it.
What does the Orange mean?
There are three different LED light behaviors for the orange and amber LED lights on your Belkin range extensioner. Each one has a unique interpretation.
Solid Orange LED light
The WiFi extender is connected but it’s experiencing a weak signal.
Orange LED light blinking
The WiFi extender is not connected with the network.
The LED Light Blinks Orange and Blue
The WiFi range extender can be set up.
Is there anything you can do about the orange light on the Belkin N300 WiFi range extender’s Belkin N300 WiFi range extender. Yes, there is. You can fix it by following the tips below.
How do I fix Belkin N300 WiFi Extender Orange Light
Restart the Router and Extender
The factory reset is not possible when the router and extender are being restarted. Simple restarts are very efficient for fixing minor issues that have remained unfixed. We recommend this simple fix.
Disconnect the Belkin WiFi range extension and router from the mains power supply. After waiting 20-30 seconds, plug the router in again. When it stabilizes, plug in the extender. Make sure the orange light remains on.
Move the Extender closer To The Router
We sometimes forget to consider the distance limit between the router’s extender and the router. If this distance is too big, you won’t get full speed because the signal will be too weak for a stable connection to be established. The first step is to move them closer. It doesn’t really matter whether you are going to move the WiFi extender or the router closer, the main goal is to make the distance smaller. Find the most comfortable position for you and decide where it is.
Reset the Extender
This reset will fix most problems and save any settings that you’ve made. This is because there is also an alternative. Factory resetThis deletes all settings, and the extender must be configured again.
Find the reset button to reset your WiFi extender. Press and release this button. The N300 WiFi Range Extender LED lights will flash and then become stable. This indicates that the reset was successful.
Reset the WiFi Extender’s Factory Settings
A factory reset will erase all changes to the extender configuration that were made earlier, as we’ve already mentioned. It is similar to the basic reset described above but you will now need to For 10 seconds, press and hold on the Reset button. The LED lights will then flash, and then start blinking. When the LED lights are solid, the factory reset will be completed.
Verify that the orange light is still visible.
Update the Firmware
Sometimes the Belkin WiFi range extender may behave strangely due to an out-of-date firmware version. In these cases, the orange light will appear. The web-based interface is required to manually update the firmware. Log in to your Belkin N300 extender.
1. Start any of the browsers that are installed on your device. In the URL bar type belkin.range Click the Enter button.
2. You’ll see it. Status pageClick on Firmware updateYou will then be asked for a password.
3. The default password for the Belkin WiFi extender is not required. Leave this blankClick Submit.
4. Click here “Check for Firmware Updates”Click the button to check if a new version of firmware is available.
5. Download the latest firmware for your device
6. Now, in Firmware UpdateSection click on Choose File OrBrowseClick on the firmware that you just downloaded to open it. Open.
7. Click on Upgrade.
8. Click OKTo confirm that you wish to continue the upgrade,
9. The extender might not respond for about 1-2 seconds after the firmware update. This is normal.
Once the firmware upgrade is completed, look out for the orange light. Hopefully, it shouldn’t be there anymore.
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Support Your ISP
If none of the above solutions helped you to fix the Belkin N300 WiFi Range Extender Orange Light, then contact your ISP. They will be able to tell you if there is a service outage in your area or whether they are performing scheduled maintenance. They can also test your internet connection and determine what is causing it. They can send a tech man to inspect and fix the problem.
You can fix the Belkin N300 WiFi extender orange light by following these instructions. Do not rush and focus on one thing at a given time.