The Linksys Velop mesh Wi-Fi system is pretty popular amongst people looking to improve their Wi-Fi coverage and performance. One of the things we like about it is the Linksys Velop LED light indicator. The Linksys Velop light colors will indicate a possible issue and tell you more about the status of your device.
In this article, we are going to explore the meaning of the Velop light colors, what they mean, and what you can do about it.
What Do Linksys Velop Light Colors Mean?
In order to fix issues with your Wi-Fi network, it is very important to know what the different Linksys Velop light colors mean. Now, let’s see what each color means and what are the possible causes for it.
Solid Blue: Connected and Working Properly
Meaning: The node is connected and functioning correctly.
Issue: None, unless Linksys Velop blue light, but no internet.
Cause: Normal operation
Quick Fix: No action is required
Blinking Blue: Setup Mode
Meaning: The node is in setup mode, ready to be configured.
Issue: None, unless it’s blinking unexpectedly
Cause: Initial setup or factory reset
Quick Fix: Follow the setup process; if it’s blinking unexpectedly, reboot the node
Solid Purple: Initializing
Meaning: The node is powering on and initializing.
Issue: None, unless it remains solid purple for an extended period
Cause: Normal operation during startup
Quick Fix: If it remains solid purple for too long, reboot the node
Blinking Purple: Updating Firmware
Meaning: The node is receiving a firmware update.
Cause: Automatic firmware update
Quick Fix: Wait for the update to complete; do not unplug or reset the node during this process
Solid Yellow or Orange: Weak Connection
Meaning: The node has a weak connection to another node.
Issue: Yes, reduced Wi-Fi performance
Cause: Distance, obstacles, or interference between nodes
Quick Fix: Adjust the location of the nodes to improve the connection
Blinking Yellow or Orange: Connection Issue
Meaning: The node cannot connect to another node or the Internet.
Issue: Yes, limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity
Cause: Network settings, physical connections, or Internet service issues
Quick Fix: Check network settings, connections, and Internet service
Read more about the Linksys Velop orange light and how to fix the issue.
Solid Red: Offline
Meaning: The node is not connected to the Internet or has lost its connection to another node.
Issue: Yes, no Wi-Fi connectivity
Cause: Internet service issues or node disconnection
Quick Fix: Check the Internet connection, reboot the node, or reset the node to factory settings. You can also read our detailed guide on how to fix the Linksys Velop solid red light issue.
Blinking Red: Factory Reset
Meaning: The node is in the process of a factory reset.
Issue: None, unless it’s blinking red unexpectedly
Cause: Factory reset initiated by the user
Quick Fix: Wait for the factory reset to complete; if it’s blinking red unexpectedly, contact Linksys Velop Technical support
Here is a brief overview of each LED light color, its status, and its meaning.
|Solid Blue||Stable||Node is connected and working properly.|
|Blinking Blue||Initializing||Node is powering on and initializing.|
|Solid Purple||Setup||Node is in setup mode and ready to be configured.|
|Blinking Purple||Setup Updating Firmware||Node is paired with phone for setupNode is receiving a firmware update. Do not unplug or reset the node during this process.|
|Solid Yellow or Orange||Weak Connection||Node has a weak connection to another node. Adjust the location of the nodes to improve the connection.|
|Blinking Yellow or Orange||Connection Issue||Node is not able to connect to another node or the Internet. Check your network settings and connections.|
|Solid Red||Offline||Node is not connected to the Internet or has lost its connection to another node.|
|Blinking Red||Connection Issue Factory Reset||Node has lost its connection to the primary node.Node is in the process of a factory reset.|
|OFF||Offline||The node is either turned OFF or it is unplugged from the power.|
How to Fix Individual Issues
Now that you know what each Velop light color means, let’ see how you can fix some issues based on the LED colors:
Weak Connection (Solid Yellow or Orange)
In this case, the first solution to try is to adjust the position of the nodes. Move them closer or try to move them away from devices that might cause interference like thick walls, metal objects, or devices that are well known to cause interference.
Connection Issue (Blinking Yellow or Orange)
Make sure to check all the connections in the network. This includes the power cables and Ethernet cables. Check whether the modem is connected properly to the primary node and that the internet connection is working. You can try to power-cycle the modem and the nodes in order to fix this issue.
Offline Node (Solid Red)
When you see the red light on the Velop node you need to check whether the Internet connection works properly. If you have a stable and working Internet connection, try to reboot the affected node. In case the issue persists, resetting the node to factory default settings and setting it up again is one of the recommended solutions.
Factory Reset (Blinking Red)
If you have started the factory reset process, you will have to wait until it completes. This can last for a few minutes. The node will start blinking blue once the factory reset process completes, indicating that the node is ready to be configured.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can turn off the LED lights on your Linksys Velop system. To do this, follow these steps:
– Open the Linksys app on your smartphone or tablet.
– Log in to your Linksys account if you haven’t already.
– From the main dashboard, select your Velop system.
– Go to the ‘Settings’ or ‘Advanced Settings’ menu (depending on your app version).
– Find the ‘Device Lights’ or ‘LED Control’ option.
– Toggle the switch to ‘Off’ to disable the LED lights on your Velop nodes.
Keep in mind that turning off the LED lights will make it harder to determine the status of your Velop nodes at a glance, but it can be helpful in reducing light pollution in your living space. You can always turn the lights back on using the same process if needed.
If the LED light on your Linksys Velop is not turning on at all, it could be due to one of the following reasons: Power issues, Faulty node or Disabled LED lights.
After powering on your Linksys Velop node, it may take up to 2-3 minutes for the LED light to stabilize.
By getting to know what the different Linksys Velop light colors mean and learning how to fix common problems, you will be able to get your network under control and enjoy your Internet connection.
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