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R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

Grilledcheese92
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R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

So my parents upgraded their router to the R6700v2. Latest firmware V1.1.0.42_1.0.1. The LEDs do not blink correctly. I have a constant ping running, they blink for a second for then pause for a second. If I have a constant ping running they should be continuously blinking from constant activity, with no pause. I also have an R7000, and have constant activity going on and no LED pauses. My friend has a R6700v1, and they dont pause. Why are these blinking abnormal, on this router? They basically arent blinking with the flow of traffic.

Model: R6700v2|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing


@Grilledcheese92 wrote:

The LEDs do not blink correctly.

 


The manual has a section on troubleshooting the LEDs.

 

>>>> R6700V2 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<

 

See page 216.

 

But this comment is a bit troubling:

 


@Grilledcheese92 wrote:

So my parents upgraded their router to the R6700v2.

 


Do your parents own a R6700v2 or a R6700? The model number is on a label on the device.

 

You cannot upgrade a router from an R6700 to a R6700v2. They are different hardware and use different firmware.

 

Trying to put firmware for the R6700v2 on to a R6700 won't work. I would expect the router to reject that firmware. But if that is what they did, they maybe in for trouble.

 

If this is what they tried, then a first step is to "factory reset" the thing.

 

The manual for the original version is here:

 

>>> R6700 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Grilledcheese92
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Re: R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

This is a brand new r6700v2. I am only stating that I have a R7000. The user manual says nothing about blinking. All I am wondering is why this router has a pausing blink pattern when constant traffic is happening, compared to other netgear routers. Also, if a new firmware would fix it.
Model: R6700v2|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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@Grilledcheese92 wrote:
The user manual says nothing about blinking.


This is puzzling. Did you read the manual?

 

Which device are we talking about here?  R7000 or R6700v2. The manuals for both have sections on LEDs and when they should and shouldn't be blinking. As I said, the troubleshooting stuff for the R6700v2 is on page 216-217 of the manual.

 

For example,

 

Power LED Is Off or Blinking

This could occur for a number of reasons

 

There is also  a section on the LEDs on page 11 - 12.

 

By coincidence, the same information is on pages 11 - 12 in the manual for the R7000.

 

You don't say which of the many LEDs is blinking. If you read that bit of the manual – it is there, believe me – you will see that for some LEDs, the Internet LED for example, the blinking is a sign of things happening.

 

>>>> R7000 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<

 


@Grilledcheese92 wrote:
All I am wondering is why this router has a pausing blink pattern when constant traffic is happening, compared to other netgear routers.


Because it is designed that way, as the manuals for both devices explain. Designs change over the years, which is what the manual is there for.

 

If your LEDs are not behaving as the manual explains, then looking at the troubleshooting section is a good place to start.

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Grilledcheese92
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You arent comprehending what im typing so here is video of the issue.

 

R6700v2 Lights: SIGNIFICANT PAUSES, WITH CONSTANT TRAFFIC

https://youtu.be/ClknXZPTA8M

 

R7000 Lights: HOW THEY SHOULD BLINK. NO PAUSES WITH CONSTANT TRAFFIC

https://youtu.be/5Vte3XqGTCA

 

 

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William10a
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Re: R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

They look like they are showing an active data transfer as if a computer was getting data from the internet is your 5ghz lite flashing like in the video or a different lite? 

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While I refuse to go out and look at possibly dodgy videos, that was my earlier suggestion. Glad that I am not the only one.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Grilledcheese92
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Re: R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

Do you not see the pausing?
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Apart from the psychedelic light show, does your hardware display any symptoms to suggest that it is not working?

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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William10a
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Re: R6700v2 LED Blinking lights pausing

Yes I saw the flashing of the lites in the youtube videos on both routers, the r6700v2 showed something was accessing the 5ghz band and the internet lite was flashing as well showing data either too or from was transfered. The r7000 showed the wired lan ports and the internet lites flashing on and off at a fast rate.

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