A blinking orange light on the router indicates connection issues with the Internet Service Provider. It also lights orange or amber when the internet speed is low. The router flashes orange light when it is trying to connect to your wireless network. If you have entered the wrong network credentials, the router will display an orange light. If the connected ports are damaged, or the Ethernet cables are not connected tightly, the router shows an orange light. The power light turns amber when the software is tested; if the orange light doesn’t change for 30 seconds, there are some issues.

Follow the procedure below to fix the orange light on the router.

  • Step 1:Make sure to use the original power cable.
  • Step 2:Update the router’s firmware software to the latest version.
  • Step 3:Turn OFF the router and restart the router and modem connected to your device.
  • Step 4:Reboot the router and connect to your wireless network with the correct SSID and network key.
  • Step 5:If the orange light is blinking again, connect your device to the modem with the internet service provider directly. If there is a good connection when connected directly, the problem must be with the router.
  • Step 6:If needed, power cycle and reset the router.

Power cycling router

  • Step 1:Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and router and wait for 20 seconds. Replug the power cord and then wait for the router to reboot automatically.
  • Step 2:Try reconnecting to your wireless network.
  • Step 3:If the above method doesn’t resolve the issue, repeat the same process in your modem.

Steps to reset the router

  • Step 1:Check for the temporary issues on the router like overheat problem.
  • Step 2:Turn OFF router, wait for 30 seconds, and then turn it ON.
  • Step 3:If the orange light does not blink and the internet connection is good, the issue has been fixed.
  • Step 4:If orange light is displayed again, reset the router.
  • Step 5:Press the Reset button on the router and hold it for 10 seconds.
  • Step 6:The router reboots and returns to its default settings.
  • Step 7:Wait till the reboot process completes.
  • Step 8:Open Ethernet Properties from your Windows computer/laptop. Go to Control Panel Network and Sharing Center Change Adapter Settings Ethernet or Local Area Connection Properties TCP IPv4, and enter the IP address of the router.
  • Step 9:Restart the router, and if the router stops blinking orange light, there is no issue in the router.
  • Step 10:If the problem continues, press the Reset button and plug out the power cable. Plug it again by pressing the Reset button.
  • Step 11:Your router light will now turn green depending on the router model.