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AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

Hello Friends,

 

I connected two external devices via ethernet cable to my ports 3 and 4 (a TV and a Roku player). Both devices seem to pull decent speeds, no delays noticed right now, but the lights on the router are orange/amber and not white. Why is that happening?

 

Thanks for your help.

Model: R6700v2|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

> [...] the lights on the router are orange/amber and not white. Why is
> that happening?

   Perhaps for the reason explained in the documentation.  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look for
Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "LED and button
descriptions".

      The LED color indicates the speed: white for Gigabit Ethernet
      connections and amber for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps Ethernet
      connections.

   Additional reading might be beneficial, too.

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Re: AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

> [...] the lights on the router are orange/amber and not white. Why is
> that happening?

   Perhaps for the reason explained in the documentation.  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look for
Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "LED and button
descriptions".

      The LED color indicates the speed: white for Gigabit Ethernet
      connections and amber for 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps Ethernet
      connections.

   Additional reading might be beneficial, too.

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Re: AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

Thank you! This resolves it.

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Re: AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

   You can get the same effect on one port from a device with a gigabit
interface when it's in a stand-by (sleep, "off", ...) mode.  A typical
gigabit Ethernet interface in stand-by mode will run at a sub-gigabit
speed (using less power).  When the device turns active, it will
negotiate a higher (gigabit) speed.

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Re: AC1750 R6700v2 indicator lights don't work right?

I have a sub 100Mbps speed running 24/7 so it makes sense that the lights would be amber and not white! I assumed something was wrong, but everything is all righth.

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