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Orange light after Roku Ultra installed

Thomas22
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Orange light after Roku Ultra installed

I recently added a Roku Ultra to my Nighthawk AC1900. The device seems to work fine but the Ethernet port light is orange. Is there a problem using it with a orange light?
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microchip8
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Re: Orange light after Roku Ultra installed

Orange indicates the device operates at 100 Mbps speed. White indicates at 1 Gbps speed. Nothing to worry. If you're sure it is 1 Gbps capable, check your cables. At least CAT5e is needed for Gbps but many recommend CAT6

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antinode
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Re: Orange light after Roku Ultra installed

> [...] my Nighthawk AC1900. [...]

 

   "AC1900" is a speed, not a model number.  Ever helpful, Netgear
product packaging emphasizes speeds like "ACxxxx", but that's not the
model identifier.  Look at the product label for the actual model
number.

 

> [...] Ethernet port light is orange. [...]

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Read.  Look for a
description of the LED indicators and what they indicate.  Note that
Netgear calls that color "amber".  Further reading might also be
helpful.

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schumaku
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Re: Orange light after Roku Ultra installed


@Thomas22 wrote:
I recently added a Roku Ultra to my Nighthawk AC1900. The device seems to work fine but the Ethernet port light is orange. Is there a problem using it with a orange light?

All fine - as predicted by @microchip8 

 

https://www.roku.com/en-gb/products/roku-ultra 

 

"Ports

Power, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet 10/100, microSD, USB, Digital Optical Audio"

 

Most Netgear docs show something like this:

 

Ethernet ports 1-4

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

 

Unless the link does negotiate falsely to just 10 Mb what might be limiting the usability when it comes to video streams - everything OK.

 

Regards,

-Kurt

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