As with all routers, if our internet connection isn’t stable or doesn’t work at all, we look at the lights on our wireless router right away. Light and color tell us what’s going on, so it’s always better to know these things.
One of the things that might go wrong with a Belkin router is the orange light. In this article, we will tell you what the orange light means and how to fix it. After all, even if you don’t solve the problem on your own, you will still have enough information to ask your ISP for help.
Please be aware that Orange lightNamed also on router is Amber light, so to avoid confusion, in the following paragraphs we are going to use just the term ‘orange light’ because they are the same.
What does the orange light at my Belkin router signify?
It’s important to point out two things when we talk about the orange light on Belk in the router: when it’s solid and when it blinks.
In order to see it better, let’s do that.
Solid Orange Light
There is a connection between the modem and the router, but the modem isn’t connected to the Internet. A solid orange light on your Belkin router usually means that there is a connection between them. Here is what you can do to fix it:
- Use the following troubleshooting steps to help you.
- If your ISP requires you to enter a username or password, make sure that you have entered these details correctly.
- You can check the official website to find out if your Internet Service Provider has any special requirements. You might need to modify the configuration of your router.
- You can manually set up your router. Follow the manual’s instructions.
The orange light blinking on your Belkin router means your router is not able to detect the mode. There are several possible reasons why this might happen:
- The modem is off
- The modem isn’t connected to the router with a cable
- The modem is inactive.
Belkin router orange flashing light problem solved
We should start with the most basic things when trying to fix any problem with our computer or other devices. This means checking the connections and restarting the device. In this instance, the modem or router.
Take a look at the connections
First, make sure that the Ethernet cable is correctly connected and that the connections are secure. If the Belkin light continues to be orange, proceed to the next step.
This problem can also be caused by a faulty Ethernet cable. If possible, connect the router and modem with another one.
Power cycle modem and router
Power cycling the router and the modem can resolve this issue and as you are going to see it’s quite simple.
1. For approximately 30 seconds, unplug the router and modem from the power supply and let it remain that way.
2. Verify that the modem is properly connected to the router using the Ethernet cable. The Ethernet cable should go from the modem to the router’s WAN port.
3. The modem must be plugged into the power source before it can be used. First, power on your modem and then switch to the router.
Wait for the lights stabilize. The orange light should have gone by now. If it’s still there you can continue.
Clone the MAC Address on your Belkin router
1. Use the network cable or wirelessly to connect your computer or laptop with the router. Make sure you connect the cable at one of the four Ethernet ports.
2. Log in to your Belkin router. This guide will show you how to log in using the default IP of your Belkin router, 192.168.2.1.
3. The Internet WAN settings section locate MAC AddressClick on it.
4. Click the CloneClick the button SAVE.
The router will now reboot. It may take a while. When it is done rebooting, turn off the router and do the power cycle described above. After 30 seconds, unplug the router from its source. Wait for the lights in your laptop to stabilize. Now restart your computer.
Hopefully the blinking orange light will go away.
Upgrade the firmware on your Belkin router
Updating the Belkin router’s firmware can also fix this issue. Before you begin it’s recommended to backup the Belkin router settings.
It is strongly recommended that you connect your router and computer directly with an Ethernet cable to increase stability. The wireless connection is not recommended for updating router firmware.
You can use automatic firmware upgrade if your Belkin router allows it. Simply check for the latest firmware version, and if it is available, run the automatic update. The router will do the rest.
You can also update router firmware by yourself. Follow these steps:
1. Note down the model number and version of your router.
2. Visit the Belkin support websiteType the model number of your router. In the next window, click on the router. Downloads/Firmware.
3. The next window will ask you to choose the router version, and then click Download. The next window will ask you to save a file called.bin.
4. Log in to your Belkin router now.
5. Find the Utilities section in the left-hand menu, and then click on Firmware Update.
6. Click Browse to locate the.bin file that you just downloaded.
7. Click on the firmware that you wish to install. Up-to-date.
8. Click OKContinue with the upgrade, then click OK again.
9. You will see the firmware update status.
10. After the firmware update finishes, wait a bit and then click OKAfter the router has finished rebooting.
If the firmware update fails or is interrupted, you will need to power cycle your router and computer. Then run the update again. You can reset your router to factory settings and then attempt to update again if it fails.
If you don’t have internet connection you will have to restore the router settings you have backed up earlier.
If the orange light continues to flash on your Belkin router, then you’ll need to reset it to factory settings or set it up completely from scratch.