N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Troubleshoot with the LEDs
You can use the LEDs to identify setup or performance problems in the router and to isolate
the cause.
Standard LED Behavior When the Router Is Powered On
After you turn on power to the router, make sure that the following sequence of events
1. When power is first applied, verify that the Power LED is lit.
2. After about two minutes, verify the following:
The Power LED is solid green.
The Internet LED is lit.
The WiFi LED is lit unless you turned off the wireless radios.
You can use the LEDs on the front panel of the router for troubleshooting.
Power LED Is Off or Blinking
Do the following:
Make sure that the power adapter is securely connected to your router and securely
connected to a working power outlet.
Check that you are using the power adapter that NETGEAR supplied for this product.
If the Power LED blinks slowly and continuously, the router firmware is corrupted. This
can happen if a firmware upgrade is interrupted, or if the router detects a problem with the
firmware. If the error persists, a hardware problem might be the cause. For recovery
instructions, or help with a hardware problem, contact technical support at
Power LED Stays Amber
When the router is turned on, the Power LED lights amber for up to two minutes and then
turns green. If the LED does not turn green, this indicates a problem with the router.
If the Power LED is still amber three minutes after you turn on power to the router, do the
1. Turn off the power and then turn it back on to see if the router recovers.
2. Press and hold the Reset button to return the router to its factory settings.
See Factory Settings on page 159.
If the error persists, a hardware problem might be the cause. Contact technical support at
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