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The internet port light keeps flashing amber

Hi just wanted to know if you could help us as this has been working fine for a month and now we have the internet port light keeps flashing amberand we have not internet connection through the router please let me know any information that would help me thanyou.

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  • brightlite Apr 18, 2008

    hi sorry i forgot to say this is a new router fitted about 5 weeks ago thanks

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  • ldappa2003 Feb 22, 2009

    I have have this netgear router for about 2 years and this has happened to me a couple of times but now no matter what i try i cannot get the internet light to change from amber. Even stranger I can use the internet on the computer to which the router is connected but it's not available on my laptop or other computer anymore?

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Frustrating that the answer is not readily apparent from Netgear but it's really pretty easy. An Amber light on the Internet Port means the same as an Amber Light on a Lan Port. That is, the router senses the connection is less than the maximum speed. No, Netgear does not document this in their manual but will 'fess up to it if you talk to a real Tech Support person. There is no difference in the lights in the Internet Port and Lan Ports. They are both "Ports". From Netgear:
Green - The LAN (local area network) port has detected link with a 100 Mbps
Green Blinking - Data is being transmitted or received at 100 Mbps.
Amber - The Local port has detected link with a 10 Mbps device.
Amber Blinking - Data is being transmitted or received at 10 Mbps.
No light - No link is detected on this port.

But your Internet still works you say. Yes, that is because your connection to your ISP is just about always less than the minimum speed, so you don't notice any difference other than an annoying change in color on the router. This usually can be resolved by resetting the modem. That will cause the ISP to reconnect to you with a different modem at their end. They have a piece of equipment that is less than optimal but if they are like most ISPs, they will not have a clue (or an interest in getting it fixed). If you call your ISP, they will probably set you on a whole course of checking your computer network drivers, updating router firmware, resetting and rebooting your computer, etc. All steps listed in the Official HelpDesk Guide to Getting the Customer Off the Phone Manual as one of those usually will eventually will be a reset of the offending piece of equipment.

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When you buy a router, the quality always varies. Concidering the router is always transmitting a signal 24 hours a day, the router endures some serious wear and tear. Depending on the quality of the product will determin the life of the router. The router probably died. My advice would to be to call netgear to see if they could fix it. If not, my advice to you would to be to buy a Linksys. I have had three different linksys products and they have been lasting for more than a year, and still running strong.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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    Michael Lake Apr 18, 2008

    Hmm, did you call netgear's tecnical support. If they cant help you over the phone, they will replace the router.



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