Routers are not the simplest thing to troubleshoot for the average user. To some extent, the method of taking your router and power cycling it by unplugging it and plugging it back in is often enough to get your router back in working order. However, that is not always going to be enough to fix the problem. And if you don’t know anything about the router besides its functions, fixing it may be more complicated. One thing that a lot of people have tried to figure out is what it means when their Verizon router blinks white, which we will cover in this article today.
Verizon Router Blinking White
If your Verizon router is blinking white, this means that the router is currently attempting to boot up. This is usually not a problem, as the light blinks white whenever it first powers on or regains connection to the Internet. The real problem comes into play if it is frequently showing a blinking white light. This suggests that your router is frequently losing power or that your connection to the Internet is spotty.
To address power issues, unplug your router from the wall and the back of the router, and then plug both ends back in securely. This may help in the event that it needs to be power cycled, or if the cord was loose before you unplugged it. This can also successfully fix your connection problems and give you consistent access to the Internet. When your Verizon router is operating normally, this is indicated by a solid white light being shown instead of a blinking white light.
What do other colors mean on my Verizon router?
While a white light is the normal status for your Verizon router, whether it be a blinking white light or a solid white light, this is not the only color light your Verizon router can show. These colors do not occur as commonly, and in some cases, they may indicate that something is wrong with the router.
What does a blue light on a Verizon router mean?
A blue light on your Verizon router can indicate one of two things, depending on whether the light is blinking or solid. If the light is slowly blinking blue, it means that it is currently in pairing mode. If the light is a solid blue, this means that the Verizon router was successfully paired with another compatible device.
What does a green light on a Verizon router mean?
If your light is a solid green, this means that the Wi-Fi has been disabled. You can manage your Wi-Fi settings with the router using the My Fios app, which is designed to work with the Fios Verizon router. Once the Wi-Fi is re-enabled, the light should be returned to a solid white light instead.
What does a yellow light on a Verizon router mean?
If the Verizon router shows a solid yellow light, this means that the router does not have an Internet connection. This can be for a variety of reasons, including your Internet service provider being unable to provide Internet for you. It may also mean that the router needs to have a power cycle performed by unplugging it and plugging it back in. This has the possibility of fixing the Internet connection, as discussed in the first section.
What does a red light on a Verizon router mean?
When your Verizon light is showing any red light, none of these are a good sign. The least bad situation is if your Verizon router’s light is blinking red slowly. This means that you experienced a pairing failure, which in most cases can be resolved by reattempting the pairing process with whichever device you were attempting to pair. However, if you see a fast blinking red light, this suggests that the router may be overheating. Unplug the router to avoid any damage. Finally, if there is a solid red light, this means that there is a hardware or system failure.
What does it mean when the light on a Verizon router is not showing at all?
If you do not see a light show up at all, blinking or otherwise, this typically means that the Verizon router is powered off. This will usually occur when the router is unplugged from a wall outlet. However, if the router is plugged into a wall outlet and it still does not light up, this suggests one of three things.
The first possibility is that there is no power going to the outlet. This usually occurs from a circuit being tripped, causing that wall outlet (and other connected outlets) to no longer have power. To fix this, you would need to go to your circuit breaker and flip the appropriate switch to restore power to that part of the house.
The second possibility is that there is a malfunction with your Verizon router. This could come in the form of a damaged cable or a damaged light. If your router is working normally but is not lighting up, a damaged light is a possibility. Your router may be able to work in spite of this, though it is recommended that you have it sent in for repairs before any more problems occur with it.
The third possibility is that the device is powered off. Many routers are capable of being powered off using a switch while remaining plugged in. Double check whether your Verizon router has such functionality. If it does, try powering it on to see if this fixes the issue.