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Verizon Fios Router Lights (All 5 Lights Issues Explained)

Verizon Fios Router Lights (All 5 Lights Issues Explained)

The “Unified Button” (also known as the “WPS” button) located on the front panel of your Verizon Fios router provides a graphical indication of the Fios router’s present state.

Each of the five color LEDs on Fios routers—white, blue, green, yellow, and red—denotes a particular router condition.

What to doBrief Introduction
1) Unplug your Fios routerI would start by disconnecting the Verizon Fios router from its power supply and waiting a whole 2 minutes
2) Unplug both your Fios router and your ONTIn some cases, you’ll also need to disconnect the power from your ONT (Optical Network Terminal).
3) Factory reset your Fios routerSimply press and hold the reset button located on the back of the router for a minimum of ten seconds to complete a factory reset. It can take a while to finish the factory reset.
4) Make sure your Fios router is connected to your ONTNumerous times, people have attempted to set up their router, but no matter what they do, they constantly receive a yellow signal. It is found that their router wasn’t ever linked to their ONT after they called a Verizon technician out.
All 5 Fios router lights explained

Verizon Fios router white light

Your Verizon Fios router is turned on, linked to the internet, and operating regularly if it has a solid white light.

The router is booting and actively trying to establish a connection if the white light is buzzing quickly.

After configuring your Fios router, you expect to see a white light. Everything is plugged in and functioning as it should!

A simple router with a power cable connected to it
A simple router with a power cable connected to it

Verizon Fios router blue light

Upon pressing the WPS button located on the front of the Verizon Fios router, a blinking blue light appears. It indicates that your router is in pairing mode. When a connection is made, a reliable blue light will appear, indicating that the pairing was successful.

You can initiate the “WiFi Protected Setup” by pressing the WPS button on your router. This is the faster and simplest way to connect WPS-capable devices to your Fios WiFi network.

Press and keep pressing the WPS button located on the front of your Fios router for more than two seconds to start the WPS process. This will make the router light will flash blue for up to two minutes.

This enables it to finish the WPS pairing process with the Wireless LAN device to which you are attempting to connect.

When your device connects to your router via WPS, the router light would then flicker blue for a few seconds before turning solid blue and thereafter solid white once the connection is complete.

Verizon Fios router green light

Your Verizon Fios router’s green light indicates that WiFi has been disabled. Apply the modifications after adjusting the WiFi options from on to off and back on again in the My Fios app on your Fios router in order to resolve this.

You can manage your Fios router network settings in several different ways, including interactively through the router itself, the My Fios app, and the My Verizon website.

Here is a useful step-by-step explanation of how to use each of the three access methods.

Verizon Fios router yellow light

Your Verizon Fios router’s yellow light indicates that there is no internet connection. You must soft refresh in order to reconnect. For three seconds, firmly press the reset button located on the back of your router.

When your router is reconnecting, it will flash white. Below are a few troubleshooting actions you should perform (in this exact order) if the gentle reboot doesn’t work.

1) Unplug your Fios router

I would start by disconnecting your Verizon Fios router from its power supply and waiting a whole 2 minutes if the soft reboot doesn’t bring it back online.

You should power cycle the device you’re attempting to connect to it while you’re waiting the two minutes. Reconnect your router after the two minutes have passed and wait a little while longer for it to reconnect.

2) Unplug both your Fios router and your ONT

In some cases, you’ll also need to disconnect the power from your ONT (Optical Network Terminal).

The ONT is indeed the terminal box that Fios put in your house, either inside or outside. Take your time finding it because Fios internet cannot be accessed without it.

Without getting too technical, your ONT could periodically lose power or become unplugged. Your router may not have sufficient time to update itself with a new IP address when it returns to the internet.

Your router can’t access the internet if it doesn’t have a fresh IP address.

Remove the power from the ONT and the router, then wait two full minutes to resolve the issue. After that, wait for the green light to come back on before plugging in the ONT’s power.

Reconnect your router when you notice green lights on your ONT. Everything should get back online in a short while.

3) Factory reset your Fios router

You might want to attempt a fresh hard reset of your router if none of that succeeds. You should be informed that doing this will reinstate your router’s factory default settings.

Simply press and hold the reset button located on the back of the router for at minimum ten seconds to complete a factory reset.

It can take a while to finish the factory reset.


A typical TP-LINK wifi router
A typical TP-LINK wifi router

4) Make sure your Fios router is connected to your ONT

One last thing to make sure of is that all of your ethernet cables are properly positioned and connected. A CAT6 Ethernet cable must be used to link your ONT and Fios router.

Numerous times, people have attempted to set up their router, but no matter what they do, they constantly receive a yellow signal. It was discovered that their router wasn’t ever linked to their ONT after they called a Verizon technician out.

You might probably call Verizon to set up this connection for you, depending on how close your router is to your ONT. Your home will be covered in cable after they drill holes for it.

Occasionally, your router and ONT are near sufficient to one another to allow you to DIY the repair to save some money.

Verizon Fios router red light

Your Verizon Fios router’s red light could mean a variety of things. When the red light is solid, a hardware or system fault has been discovered.

Your router is overheating right now if the red light is rapidly blinking. And finally, a WPS connection failure is indicated by a slowly flickering red light.

Depending on the sort of red light you are seeing, below are some recommendations for troubleshooting your Verizon Fios router.

1) Solid red light

If you only see a bright red light, the problem is with your hardware.

Simply unplug your Fios router for a full two minutes, then plug it back in, that is where I would start. A few minutes should pass while your router tries to reconnect.

Proceed immediately to a soft reboot if that doesn’t work. Click and hold the restart button on the router’s back for three seconds to perform a gentle reboot. Your router should attempt to reconnect by flashing white.

By pushing and pressing the reset button for about ten seconds, you can finally try a complete factory reset. Your router might not come back up for a while after the factory reset starts.

2) Fast-blinking red light

The red light on your network is blinking rapidly because it is overheating. To begin, unplug it and give it five minutes to cool down.

The main culprit here is typically dust accumulation that clogs your router’s vents. Make sure your router is dust-free and in good condition.

Additionally, keep your router always upright when storing it. It will keep your router cool and improve overall heat dissipation.

Last but not the least, make sure there is room surrounding your router. It shouldn’t be crammed firmly into a closet corner where no air can circulate.

the 'Lan Cable' which is used to connect different network components
‘Lan Cable’ which is used to connect different network components

3) Slow-blinking red light

A WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) connection to a WiFi device could not be established by your router within two minutes if the red light is slowly blinking in that direction.

To add WPS-capable devices to your WiFi network quickly and easily, press the WPS button located on the front of your Fios router.

For the next two minutes, the indicator will slowly blink red to signal that the WPS pairing process was unsuccessful.

When WiFi is turned back on, the router’s light will return to solid white after flashing red first.

Additional Support

If this article didn’t contain the information you were looking for, you should consult the Verizon Fios router user manual.

You can also call Verizon Fios customer service at (800) 837-4966 if you’re in a real bind.

A video Regarding this issue

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Verizon Fios router 2.4GHz or 5Ghz?

Yes, the router offers tri-band Wi-Fi, which includes two different 5 GHz and one 2.4 GHz channel. When no extenders are connected through Wi-Fi, the third band, which is often available for connecting personal devices, is not reserved only for extenders. 19.

How do I make my Fios Wi-Fi stronger?

Think about extending your home network with a network extender. By increasing signal strength, removing dead spots, and minimizing hiccups and lags in HD video and gaming, it will optimize the power of your wireless connection. Utilize a Verizon Speed Test to determine your current speed. Purchase a Fios Network Extender.

Conclusion

  • The “Unified Button” (also known as the “WPS” button) located on the front panel of your Verizon Fios router provides a graphical indication. 
  • Each of the five color LEDs on Fios routers—white, blue, green, yellow, and red—denotes a particular router condition.
  • If your Verizon Fios router can’t connect to the internet, you may need to do a soft reboot. 
  • The red light on your Verizon Fios router could mean a variety of things. The main culprit here is typically dust accumulation that clogs your router’s vents. Make sure your router is dust-free and in good condition. It shouldn’t be crammed firmly into a corner where no air can circulate.
  • A WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) connection to a WiFi device could not be established by your router if the red light is slowly blinking in that direction.
  • You can also call Verizon Fios customer service at (800) 837-4966.

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