Apple router blinking orange

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.

Apple router blinking orange

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.

Re-perform the configuration

  • As the first step of troubleshooting, check whether your Apple router's configuration is done correctly.
  • If not, re-perform the configuration. While doing it, make sure that the recommended security type is selected.
  • Similarly, make sure that the Ethernet cable is connected securely.

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.

  • On your Mac computer, open the AirPort utility.
  • Select your Apple router.
  • Now, check whether any status window is displayed on the screen. If yes, view it to know the cause of the issue. (Note: Usually, the status window displays the issue that your router is facing right now. If your router is fine, you can't find the status window.)

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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