AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Upgraded from N300 WNR2000v3 router on 9/19/2019. Using PC, Windows 10, Spectrum Cable modem into router, and using the built-in wireless adapter in my Gateway PC, not an ethernet cable. Ethernet cable runs from Spectrum Cable modem into the back of the R6350. When the internet connection was made, every device trying to get a signal had to supply the network key that came with the unit.
The primary problem I seem to have encountered is the WPS LED on the R6350 does not stay on. It will stay on roughly 2 seconds and then flash rapidly 2-4 times and the flashes are synchronous with the "Internet" LED flashing exactly the same way. Power LED stays on just fine. I am using Netgear Genie and that tells me the connection is "security enabled (WPA2-PSK)". Same when going to "routerlogin.net, which tells me that "Wi-Fi Protected Setup" in 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz has been configured. My old WNR 2000v3 had a WPS light and it stayed on when a connection was made.
So, my questions are: 1) Did I set the router up wrong ?; 2) if the WPS LED does not continuously stay on, is the WPS working ?; 3) is this new, just out of the box router defective ?; 4) if "routerlogin.net" tells me the Wi-FI protected setup is present and Netgear Genie also says a variation of the same thing, is that accurate and WPS is working ? I have noticed that when most of the devices in the home are off late in the evening, the WPS LED may behave a bit differently and the LED will stay on 10-20 seconds before flashing periodically. I know just enough to be a hazard where computers are concerned and I should just leave well enough alone. However, if WPS is something I am supposed to have on a router, and it worked on my old one, I'd like it to do the same on this new one. Especially if WPS is a security issue that should work on a router. Thanks in advance for any information or assistance anyone can provide. I downloaded the entire owner's manual and that was absolutely not helpful.
Re: AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
Thanks to all of you who reviewed my posting about the flashing LED WPS light on my router. Got no replies, so I spent the past 2 days researching. Found that in the Advanced settings on "routerlogin.net", there was a wireless setting that allowed one to disable blinking lights on the router when data traffic was present. I was aware that the "Internet" LED would flash during periods of data traffic, and didn't know the WPS LED would flash too. Disabled the blinking and now the power, Internet, and WPS LED's are all on steady. Went back in to "routerlogin.net" to disable the WPS PIN. What I don't know yet is if I have disabled the WPS altogether.