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Blinking wan light

Hello, I setup this router it's working fine, but the wan light is blinking. i disconect all cables except power and the light is still blinking. is this light have to be turned on all the time? what i did wrong?

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Re: blinking wan light

If you have internet connection and a solid security over the router I would't worry about it. In any case it does not hurt to read the manual and description to understand your product in detail: A perfect description is here:
Hope that helped!

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NSN 1600, restored to factory settings, no internet access, internet light blinking fine, help

Some people find configuring Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 with BSNL is a little difficult. So I would like to present a tutorial to setup Internet connection with BSNL using Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600. Just like other BSNL modem/ router models, we do not need any setup disc to configure Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600. All we need is to follow some simple steps and adding some values. We can also setup wireless and wireless security from the web based setup page Configure Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 In order to configure Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 with BSNL follow the steps below.

1. Connect Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600 to computer using Ethernet cable

2. Power on Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600

3. Type on address bar of Internet Explorer and press enter

USER Name: admin
Password : admin

Now you can access the web based setup page of Nokia Siemens Residential Router 1600.

Apr 09, 2013 | Routers

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Are the lights on the router stay on or blinking ?

The power light should stay solid as long as the router is plugged in. The WAN light and LAN lights are solid when you are connected, and the connection is idle. The lights blink when traffic is present. The lights are off when there is no connection.

Mar 15, 2011 | D-Link DIR601 WirelessN 150 Home Router...

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What is theam.if we apply theam the wole appreance will change or only on desktop

How Can One Cable Modem Work With Two Wireless Routers? By Terry Stockdale Leave a Comment In How to Fry a Wireless Router or Two, I wrote about my brother's experience frying a pair of wireless modems in a lightning storm. Last week, I talked about what had happened, why it happened, and what he could do to prevent the problem in the future (this was the third set of routers, plus he lost a computer motherboard in that storm).
This week, we'll look at his network layout, and why he could not get the network to set up properly.
To summarize the situation, he has an office an a shop, with computers on his network in both locations. Some connect via wired connections (Ethernet), while others use wireless connections. His Internet cable comes into the office first.
In the past, he first used Linksys wireless routers. Then DLinks. This time, he chose Belkin wireless routers.
The incoming cable (standard cable-company RG6 coaxial cable) connects to the cable modem.
Then, the cable modem connects to the WAN (wide area network "Internet") connection on the router.
The local wired ports on the router provide connections for two wired computers. Notebooks connect via wireless connections. Finally, one wired connection on the router is used to connect an Ethernet cable that runs 250 feed to the office from the shop.
That cable was the lightning problem, as it runs outside in a conduit just a little bit underground. Effectively, he's got a 250 foot antenna looking for the electromagnetic pulse from a lightning strike. Most of us don't worry about that because our equipment is so well grounded in the house, plus the Ethernet cables we use are much shorter lines. Even if we have underground cable company lines running from their switch boxes to our houses, those lines are usually only exposed about 40 to 50 feet before they enter the dwellings.
Back to the situation. When he hooked up his replacement routers, the router at the shop immediately worked. Not so, on the router in the office. The Ethernet light and the Activity light just poounded away, blinking and blinking rapidly. But, nothing connecting to the router could get to the Internet.
If they connected a computer directly to the Ethernet cable in the office, without running it into the router first, it worked just fine. But, with the router in place, it didn't work.
The problem was the way he connected the two routers. The problem is that there is no Out Of The Box connection that will work reliably. At least one thing, usually two, has/have to be tweaked one way or another.
As one might guess, the easiest way to connect would be to connect one router's WAN connector to the cable modem, using Ethernet cable, and then use Ethernet cable to connect one of the Local Area Network (LAN) connectors on that router ot the WAN router on the other computer.
There is a problem with this setup, but it's easily solved. First, if you're using identical wireless routers, as he was, the wireless routers are both trying to use the same IP Address range and subnet mask for their local area networks.
That works fine for the first router, which is connected to cable modem. On the cable modem side, it gets an IP address on the Internet Service Provider's network - often an actual Internet address and not just a private network address. On the local area network, it assigns the IP address range specified in its setup menu. This often varies by manufacturer. In the case of Linksys, this is 192.168.1.x. In the case of the Belkin routers he bought, it was 192.168.2.x.
The problem occurs at the second router. On it's WAN side, it sees a 192.168.2.x network - but it's default setting tells it to give 192.168.2.x addresses on it's local area network side, too. In other words - it's confused. It doesn't know where to find the Internet because both networks are assigned the same addresses.
The solution was to disconnect the second router's WAN/Internet cable, connect to it via a wired computer, and tell the second router to use a different IP address range. We chose 192.168.3.x.
We hooked up the Ethernet cable to the Internet/WAN side of the router again. The router started working fine, normal light blinks for activity, no more confusion. The computers could get to the Internet just fine.
Problem solved.
That solved the Internet connection problem. However, no computers in the office would be able to share files or printers with the shop, nor would computers in the shop be able to share with the office. That was both acceptable and intended, in this case.
It could be done; however, that would require a different configuration on the routers and connections.

Jan 05, 2011 | Routers

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Modem light keeps blinking Have tried resetting. Restoring to default settings. If I hook the computer directly to the time warner modem I can acces the internet fine. Thanks

If the modem light keeps blinking, it means that the router hasn't been configured yet. Also, rarely, it can be an issue with WAN port/modem port on the router or the ethernet cable connecting the modem to router or finally, modem may not be working as its not applicable in this case(as you said).
How to configure the router for Time Warner?
1.Connect comp.--(gray port) router (yellow port)--modem
2.On the computer, open the router page by typing in the address bar of browser
3.Under Internet Settings, change the connection type as Dynamic.
4.On the far left column, click on "MAC address" under Internet WAN.
5.Click on clone and apply changes and finally check Internet status
6.If internet status > Not connected, we need to do a network power cycle
7.For this, unplug the power from router, then from modem, then unplug the coaxial cable from cable modem.
8. Wait for 10 sec, then connect the coaxial cable, then connect power to modem, wait for lights on modem to get steady, then finally, plug in the power to router.
Now, you may see proper lights lit on the router.
All my best wishes for a fast internet service through the router.

For any advanced help, revert asap!
Thanks and regards,

Jul 04, 2010 | Belkin F5D8236-4 Router

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My linksys wrt160n wireless router light is blinking

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Indication of Router Lights:
  • Power light blinks. If LAN or WAN cable is plugged in, their respective lights will flash on activity.
  • Power light turns off for several seconds.
  • All lights, except power light, turn on and then off.
  • Power light blinks slowly, then faster, and WLAN light will turn on.
  • Once Power light and WLAN light are on solid, the router is fully rebooted.

A working router should show solid green power light. upgrade the firmware of the router.
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Jun 30, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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No lights on except power light.

The firmware has been messed up. DDWRT might be incompatible with your router. I would highly recommend to reload the factory firmware or the latest firmware from Netgear's website. Loading 3rd party firmware will void the warranty of your device.

May 09, 2009 | NetGear WNDR3300 - RangeMax Dual Band...

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Signal found, but no connectivity

Try this. It should renew your configuration between your router and your internet provider:

Step 1 Log into the web-based configuration by typing in the IP address of the router (default: in your web browser. The username is admin (all lowercase) and the password is blank (nothing).

Note: The address is NOT on the internet. It is the address to the router itself.

Step 2 Click the Home tab and click the WAN button. Dynamic IP Address is the default value, however, if Dynamic IP Address is not selected as the WAN type, select Dynamic IP Address by clicking on the radio button. Click Clone Mac Address. Click on Apply and then Continue to save the changes.

Step 3 Click on Status. Under WAN, Click DHCP Renew. If it does not get an IP address or times out, then continue with Step 4.

Step 4 Power cycle the cable modem and router:

Turn the cable modem off (first)
Turn the router off
Leave them off for 2 minutes**
Turn the cable modem on (first)
Wait until you get a solid cable light on the cable modem
Turn the router on
Wait 30 seconds

** If you have a Motorola (Surf Board) modem, leave off for at least 5 minutes.

Step 5 Follow Step 1 again and log back into the web configuration. Click the Status tab and click the Device Info button. If you do not already have a public IP address under the WAN heading, click on the DHCP Renew and Continue buttons.
If you're still getting no connection to the internet, another alternative (before chucking the router) would be to reset it to factory defaults, and run through the setup process again, from scratch.


Nov 06, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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MSI wireless G RG60G fast bliking wan.


fast blinking wan light may indicates that it receiving or sending data. try the ff and see if this may work:

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.

Apr 24, 2008 | MSI Wireless-G RG54G3 Router

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WAN light off on router

Hi Bootstrap,

Try a new cable. I know it sound strange, but I have had some work in one port, and not others.
If you still don't get a WAN link light, try resetting your router. We don't know what Netgear you have, but usually there is just a small hole where you press in with a paperclip, or pencil, and hold it in for 30 sec. Lights should flash when you release it. Connect your PC to one of the LAN ports, with the router powered up, and power up your PC. On your PC, go to STARTt>RUN>type in CMD. Press Enter. In the black bix that opens, type ICONIFG.
Look for your IP Address. It should be (X can be any number up to 254.) Subnet should be Gateway IP should be 192.168.x.1.
If your IP address is, you are not connecting to your router, or your router is not issuing an IP, thru DHCP.
Make sure your router basic settings is setup for your Internet connection type, i.e. DSL or cable. If all that fails, can you return the router? Is it new? What model Netgear is it? The WAN port not working does make me think it may have been damaged by a power spike. Have you had any lightning storms lately, or power outages?
Let us know if any of that helps. Or give us more info and we can see what else we can find.

Jan 13, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Router

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