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Wireless LED blinking, normal?

I have just installed a Netgear WPN824 Router and one day later, the wireless status LED is blinking like a blink per second. I am wondering if this is normal. I have not done any changes to wireless setup since the setup. Thanks.

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  • Huey Liu Dec 22, 2006


    Frst of all, thanks Sandrew. What worried me was that the wireless status light is blinking staedily even when no laptop is on. But I have compared it to a friend's router which is the same model and hers is also like this as well.

    So, I guess, as long as the uploads/downloads still works, the blinking light can be overlooked for now.

    But, thanks. I have checked the manual and it was vague on the blinking part.

  • me me Jan 14, 2008

    my wireless led is also blinking... which I am also wondering - esp. because I have got connections interuption regulary... What makes me also wonder is that the blue "dome lights" - 2 Leds consistant on and 5 running around in a circle. After my first setup they have just blinking around... strange ?! Any information about that ?!

  • me me Jan 14, 2008

    I have similary situation with the router. in the manual it only says WLAN LED on = wireless connection working - OFF = out of order. I have got connection interuptions - so I do not think its normal... I also have a strange thing about the blue dome lights - normally 7 leds should just flashingaround - my router 2 blue LEDS permanently on - 5 running ariund in a circle... strange any information about htis ?

  • ejmon86 Aug 24, 2008

    I have the exact same issues as discussed here. There are a ton of wireless networks around me, including some NetGear hardware. I've tried switching channels to no avail.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    blue LED doesn't com



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Same problem here - wireless light starts blinking and I get a network interruption. At that point, I have to walk across the house and downstairs to cycle the power on the router to get it working again. What a pain - and the manual doesn't even mention a blinking status for that light. I'm thinking about hooking the router up to a automated power switch (X12) so I can remotely cycle the power.

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I'm having the same probs but, to answer your concern over the blue lights,her'es the deal.
your router has 7 antennas inside and each of the led's represents an antenna. as the router scans for something to connect to the led's will blink. it will eventually lock on to a signal from a wireless laptop or usb reciever and the 2 strongest signals will be used for transmitting/recieving data, shown by 2 solid led's.

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I have the same problem with the wireless led indicator. After reading lots and lots of manuals and web pages, it seems that it may have been a fix for some kind of bug related to Wireless Router Radio. The led never used to flash, and I only noticed it flashing recently when I moved it, I also updated the firmware recently so I think it is probably supposed to flash now.

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You would have to check the manual about the flickering, but your wireless card may send a signal every second to keep connection to the router. Also the router may be trying to connect with another peice of hardware, make sure that you are at least WEP secured, so as there can be no unauthorised connection to your router.

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For this reason, only reset the router if you encounter problems that can't be solved with other methods.

Step 1: Check that your Netgear router/wireless wpn824 router is properly connected with your system or not. If it is OK, then press reset button on Netgear router for at least 10 seconds. The 'test' light should flash during this process.

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