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R9000 WPS button location

rbport
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R9000 WPS button location

This may seem a stupid question but I can't find the WPS button in the router and the user manual doesn't mention its location as well.

Anyone can help?

Thank you in advance.

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

> Btw, another question that I can't see amswered in the manual: all the
> LED lights in the front are white with one exception, which is orange
> for one of the ethernet cables.

   Page 12:

      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.

   So, an amber LED indicates that that Ethernet LAN port is connected
to a slow (slower than gigabit) device.  It could be some old/slow
device, or it could be a gigabit interface on a device which is in
standby ("off" or sleep) mode, where its gigabit interface is
artificially slow, waiting for normal operation before it changes to
gigabit speed.  (Or, a defective cable.)

   My ignorance of what's at the other end of that cable limits what
more I can tell you.

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antinode
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

> This may seem a stupid question but I can't find the WPS button in the
> router and the user manual doesn't mention its location as well.

   Read more carefully?  Look for "WPS button with LED" (near "WiFi
On/Off button with LED", page 13).  A close examination of the router
should reveal that the two rightmost LED indicators are not simple LED
indicators.

   Some of the User Manuals make this clearer than others.  See, for
example, the D7000 User Manual (page 13).

   The other, related question goes something like, "I moved my router,
and now the wireless stuff doesn't work."  The questions are a little
stupid, but I'd put much more blame on the documentation, which should

be noisier about these crypto-buttons.

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rbport
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

Thanks a lot! I hadn't noticed that those 2 buttons were different and in fact the user manual isn't clear enough about it.

Btw, another question that I can't see amswered in the manual: all the LED lights in the front are white with one exception, which is orange for one of the ethernet cables. Do you know the reason for this situation?

Thank you in advance.

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antinode
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

> Btw, another question that I can't see amswered in the manual: all the
> LED lights in the front are white with one exception, which is orange
> for one of the ethernet cables.

   Page 12:

      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.

   So, an amber LED indicates that that Ethernet LAN port is connected
to a slow (slower than gigabit) device.  It could be some old/slow
device, or it could be a gigabit interface on a device which is in
standby ("off" or sleep) mode, where its gigabit interface is
artificially slow, waiting for normal operation before it changes to
gigabit speed.  (Or, a defective cable.)

   My ignorance of what's at the other end of that cable limits what
more I can tell you.

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rbport
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

Thank you again! That clarifies it. I have a Devolo Dlan powerline connected there and its speed is certainly lower.

That was extremely helpful.

Thanks.

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antinode
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Re: R9000 WPS button location

> [...] I have a Devolo Dlan powerline connected there and its speed is
> certainly lower.

   Newer models may have gigabit Ethernet ports, but older models might
not.

   The more confusing case is a sleeping/powered-down computer with a
known-gigabit interface.  When powered up, the link speed should be
renegotiated, so you might see either LED color, depending on the state
of the computer.

   Glad to hear that all is now clear.

>    The other, related question goes something like, "I moved my router,
> and now the wireless stuff doesn't work."  [...]

   Yet another (recent) example:

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1530473

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