Is your Verizon router light yellow and the internet is not working? This might come as a surprise, but the Verizon Fios router yellow light issue quite common. The blinking fast yellow light indicates that the extender is too close to the router, and the slowly yellow blinking light indicates that the extender is too far away. Don’t worry, I will help you fix the problem.
The Verizon router yellow light indicates that there is no established internet connection and that the Verizon extender is in pairing mode with the router. If the yellow light is blinking fast, this means that the extender is located too close to the router. If the yellow light is blinking slowly, this shows that the extender is located too far away. Another possible cause for the yellow light blinking on the Verizon Fios router is overheating. This usually happens when the system is placed in an area with high temperature or where there isn’t enough airflow.
If you want to fix the Verizon router yellow light and establish a stable internet connection, you have arrived at the right place. I will show you how to fix the yellow blinking light and how to make the internet work.
Why is My Verizon Router Light Yellow?
The Verizon router uses blinking lights to indicate when there are issues or when it’s set in pairing mode. The blinking yellow light shows that there is no established internet connection and that the Verizon extender is now set to pairing mode. If the light is blinking fast, this indicates that the extender is located too far from the router. Placing the extender in the right position should help you establish a stable internet connection.
Fast yellow blinking light = extender is too close to the router;
Slow yellow blinking light = extender is too far away from the router.
It’s also important to mention that the yellow light can indicate overheating. If you have the Verizon router placed somewhere where there is no airflow, the temperature will get hot and cause the router to stop working. The best thing you can do in this situation is to turn off the Verizon Fios and move it to an open space like the living room, for example.
How to Fix Verizon Router Yellow Light
In general, fixing the Verizon Fios extender yellow light is as simple as moving it to the right distance from the router. If this doesn’t work, there is a chance that the router didn’t refresh with the new IP address when the ONT (optical network terminal) was unplugged. This is why the router doesn’t have access to internet. Luckily, this can be fixed quite easily. Follow the steps below:
- Unplug the power to the ONT,
- Wait for 2-3 minutes and plug the power to the ONT;
- The green light will indicate that the internet works.
I hope that the guide presented today helped fixed your internet problems. Seeing the yellow light blinking on your Verizon extender can be annoying because it means that the internet is not working. On the bright side of things, it also indicates what’s wrong so that you can fix it ASAP. In addition, you can click here to access Verizon’s official installation guide for the Wi-Fi extender.