Apple AirPort Express or Extreme is a lightweight router designed by Apple. Using this router, you can connect your Mac computer or iOS device to a network that supports a 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. The Time Capsule mechanism used in the Apple AirPort Extreme router allows you to perform the file sharing process and access Time Machine to back up files.
Generally, while setting up and using a router, there are many issues encountered by the users. On this page, you'll find out the cause behind the Apple router blinking orange problem and see how to fix it.
Usually, when you turn on the router, its power light will blink either blue or green, and once it becomes stable, the blinking light turns solid. In case the light blinks continuously even after a specific period, then it indicates an issue. Similarly, if you find the blinking orange light on your router, it indicates that there is a problem. In most cases, if the router configuration is not done correctly, then there is a chance for the blinking orange light to occur. In short, the blinking orange light indicates a configuration issue. To fix the Apple router blinking orange issue, try the simple troubleshooting instructions given below.
After re-performing the configuration, check if the blinking orange light is fixed. If not, use the AirPort utility to find out why the router's light is blinking orange.
After knowing the cause of the issue, perform the necessary solutions to fix it.
If your router is fine, but its light is blinking orange, check whether a firmware update is available for it. If yes, update it, and then check the router's light status. (Note: To check the firmware update for your router, use the AirPort utility.)
If your Apple router's light is blinking orange even after updating its firmware, then reset it to default.
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