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Verizon Fios Router Blinking Blue: 5 Ways To Fix It

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Verizon Fios router has a Unified Button, which changes its color according to the status of the network. This is unlike other routers with multiple LED lights. Knowing the information each color gives us can help us to find a solution faster.

We will be discussing what to do if our Verizon Fios router goes blue, and what that means.

So, let’s start!

Verizon Fios Router Blinking Blue: Meaning?

According to the manual, the Verizon Fios blinking green light means that the router is in WPS pairing mode. The WPS button is pressed and the router will search for a WPS-enabled phone. During this time it will blink blue.

The LED light will turn solid blue once your Verizon Fios router is connected to the device.

Problem is when the blinking blue light continues beyond the normal two minutes.  The connection has failed. There are many possible reasons why this happens. We will explain them in detail and offer solutions.

How to fix the Verizon Fios Router that blinks blue?

Here are some tried solutions. Take your time to try them all.

Move the Devices closer

The distance between the Verizon router and the WPS-enabled device was larger than allowed, which could be the initial reason why the WPS pairing failed. As a result of the weak signal between these two devices, the WPS pairing will fail.

You can move the router and the device closer together, and then pair them up again. It’s great if they can connect, but if not, there is something else that could be causing the problem. If that is the case, you can try the following solutions.

Power-Cycle Your Verizon Fios Router

This is one of many basic troubleshooting techniques that has been proven very efficient.

After the router has been turned off, disconnect the power cable from the source. After a few seconds, reconnect the power cord. Now turn on the router. Wait for it to start up. After waiting a while, press the WPS button for two seconds more and then pair the Verizon Fios router to the WPS-enabled device.

If the blue blinking light does not stop or the connection is broken, you can try these steps.

Power-Cycle your WPS enabled device

This is similar to the way your router turns on your WPS-enabled device. If the device is not connected to a power source you can turn it off and then switch it on again after some time. Once the device boots up, repeat the WPS pairing process. You should be able for them to connect.

Reset Verizon Fios Router To Factory defaults

If the blinking blue light persists after trying all the above suggestions, you can reset your Verizon Fios router.

IMPORTANT:We warn you, before you proceed with this step, that all customizations made previously will be lost.

Press the red reset button located at the router’s back. Keep it pressed for between 2-4 seconds. When the rebooting process has begun, the LED light will turn off. Allow your router to rest for 5 minutes. When the LED light turns to solid white, which indicates that the router is functioning normally, you can reconnect your device with WPS again.

After that, unplug the router from power for a few moments and then reconnect it. This will enable the router to sync with the coaxial network.

Once you have paired your router with the WPS-enabled device, make sure to do so again. Although they should connect, it is possible that they won’t. In the unlikely event that this happens, we recommend contacting support.

Contact Support

Our final attempt at fixing the Verizon Fios router blinking green issue would be to contact Verizon Support. Let them know what is happening and how to fix it. They will help you navigate the process and offer suggestions on what you should do next. We are certain that you’ll be able pair your router with devices using WPS following this call.

How to Connect a WPS-Enabled Device using WPS

WPS, which stands for WiFi Protected Setup, connects devices with the network by pressing a single button. It is very simple. Simply press the WPS button on Verizon Fios router for 2 seconds. Slowly the LED light will start to blink. Two minutes are allotted to enable WPS (laptop/external hard drive) on the device. WPS-enabled devices can either have a virtual or real WPS button.

If the connection is successful, the button color will change from solid blue to white. The Verizon Fios router light will turn red if the connection fails. This stays the same for at least two minutes.

Last words

We all know frustration can be caused by the flashing red light on your Verizon router. WPS pairing is usually quick and easy. This is why it can be frustrating when things don’t go as planned.

There are many solutions that you can find on your own. Take it slow, and take each step one at a time.

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