A router acts as a bridge or a medium between your device and the Internet Service Provider. Most of the times, we see that all the lights are on except internet LED which stops blinking after initial startup. The modern day routers come with a pre-built modem in it and you do not need to buy extra modem to connect it to a Wi-Fi router. In order for an internet to work properly, all the lights should be ON. Before I tell you a simple trick to switch on the internet light and restore your internet connection, let us know about the different LED lights on the modem-cum-router.
Power Light. It shows that a router is connected to the power source. Depending on the brand and model of the router, the color can vary. Most common of colors are Red or White. In normal condition, the light will be solid. In case the router’s firmware is getting updated, the power light will blink.
ADSL Light. ADSL stands for assymetric digital subscriber line. The LED light indicates that your router is connected to the ISP’s network. When you switch on the router, the ADSL light will blink that indicated it is trying to find and connect to the ISP network. Once it gets connected the light will stop blinking. The color of the ADSL light is generally Amber.
Internet Light. Once a network connection is established between router and ISP, it’s time to receive and send data over the ADSL. The internet light should ne ON and on regular intervals, it should blink. The color of the internet light on most of the routers is green.
Wi-Fi light. Wireless routers do have a WLAN or Wi-Fi Led. If the router is configured with correct Wi-Fi settings and login credentials, the Led light will be solid green. The light will blink if someone is connected to the Wi-Fi network.
LAN. If the router comes with Ethernet ports, there will be a LEDs corresponding to each LAN port. If some PC or laptop is connected via Ethernet cable, the Led will glow in solid green color.
How to Fix internet Light is not On?
The internet light is not on means that there is no communication of data between router and ISP. The problem is mostly related to the copper line that is coming to your place and terminating on the router through an RJ11 connector.
Believe me or not but the trick I am going to share with you is not listed on any technical manual but is quite effective and resolve the internet issue in case all but internet light is not On.
If this trick doesn’t fix your issue instantly then it could be the case of the router going bad which you may need to consider replacing your router.
So the trick is that plug-out the telephone(copper) line from the router and connect it to the telephone set and dial any number from it (Just give a missed call). Now insert telephone cable back to the router and restart it.
You will see that the internet light gets back and internet services also get started. I do not the exact technical reason behind this trick but it revives the data communication between ISP and router and solves the internet problem
In case it does not work, you need to call the ISP since this problem is caused due to some disturbance in the copper line and there might be some maintenance work going on in your area.