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Belkin router light behaviors

Belkin routers have Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that indicate the power and connection status of your device.  Read on to learn the different Belkin router lights and their behaviors.

Router Status Light
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Light and Button
USB 2.0 Port Light


Router Status Light

Your router’s status is indicated by the light on the front panel.
  • OFF:  The router is not plugged into a power source.
  • Blinking blue / green / white:  The router is starting / booting up.
  • Solid blue / green / white:  The router is connected to the internet.
  • Blinking orange:  The router can’t detect the modem.  Either the modem is OFF, is not plugged into the router, or is unresponsive.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Light and Button

The WPS button on the front of your router can be used to help establish a secure connection between your router and other WPS-enabled Wi-Fi devices such as computers.  To use the WPS feature on your router, see “Getting Started > Adding Computers to Your Network > Using the WPS Button”.  Click on the links below to learn more.

How to use the WPS button on your Belkin router
Setting up a secure network using Wireless Protected Setup (Video)


The small light near the WPS button on the front panel shows what is happening while you are using WPS to establish a connection.
  • OFF:  Idle
  • Blinking blue / green / white:  The router is listening for a WPS-enabled computer or device.
  • Solid blue / green / white:  The router has made a secure connection with the computer or other device.
  • Orange:  A connection was not created.

USB 2.0 Port Light

USB printers, disks and other USB devices plugged into the USB 2.0 ports will be shared on your Wi-Fi.  On the back panel of the router, each USB port has a light that indicates its status.
  • OFF:  No USB device is connected or the attached USB device is not in use.
  • Blinking:  Do not unplug the device until the light turns OFF.
  • ON:  The USB device is connected and being shared on your Wi-Fi.


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Troubleshooting the blinking light issue on your Belkin router

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