When you Access Netgear Router Setup, the Router LED keeps on blinking, not stable and stays amber, it means there is something wrong with your Router. Normally, when you power on your Router, it starts blinking and takes almost one to two minutes to get stable. In case, Router LED is blinking more than some minutes then you must give attention to resolve this issue soon.
The reason for appearing this problem is an outdated firmware. When you update your Firmware, it not only resolves the blinking issues but also prevents your Router from unnecessary frustrating errors.
Overall, when the Router LED is amber, blinking, not getting green, etc, it indicates to update the firmware as soon as possible. To resolve the issues, you can go with the following instructions:
Resolve LED Blinking – Access Netgear Router Setup
Press the Reset button on your Router to get its default factory settings.
Connect your computer to the Router’s LAN port. If your Router is not working to complete the settings, in order to get internet services, you can’t directly connect your PC to your modem, you can also borrow another router from your known until your resolve this issue.
- First of all, set up your device’s IP address, Default Gateway and Subnet Mask. For this you can follow these steps:-
- Go to Main Menu of your PC > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings.
- Go to the Local Area Connection and press right click > Select the Properties > Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties > Select the ‘Use the Following IP Address’.
- Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS server addresses > click on ‘Ok’ to save the settings.
- Go to ‘Start’ option of your PC > Type ‘CMD’ > Press ‘Enter’
(Mac users can Click on Go > Utilities > Terminal)
- Type ‘ping 192.168.1.1’
- Press ‘Enter’
- If it is giving reply then follow the below steps:
- Go to your browser and type http://support.netgear.com
- Download a zip file of your firmware.
- When downloading completes, unzip the file
- Download the TFTP client software that will be downloaded as tftp2.exe.
- Run the ‘tftp2.exe File’
- In the Server options, fill the Router default IP address 192.168.1.1
- In Password option, fill default password of Netgear Router ‘admin’
- In the File option, browse the file related to the firmware update that you recently downloaded.
- Click on the ‘Upgrade’
- Turn off the router and turn on after 10 to 20 seconds.
The process is done, now when you go to Access Netgear Router Setup, your Router LED will not get the blink even stay green. Make sure to update your Netgear Firmware whenever it finds a new version.