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eathernet lights amber

JLastar
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eathernet lights amber

When I plyg my TV into my router the ethernet light stays amber. It seems to work OK but why isn't it white. On my previous netgear it was white. 

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: eathernet lights amber

> When I plyg my TV [...]

   What is your "my TV", and how fast is its Ethernet port?

> [...] into my router the ethernet light stays amber. [...]

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "Table 1.
LED and button descriptions" and "Ethernet ports 1-4".

> [...] It seems to work OK but why isn't it white. [...]

   There are some possibilities.

> [...] On my previous netgear it was white.

   Strangely, much as with your "my TV", I have no idea what your "my
previous netgear" was.

   Have you tried a known-good (Cat5e or better) cable?  A slightly
defective ceble can cause what should be a gigabit link to slow to
100MHz.

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IrvSp
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Re: eathernet lights amber

Color of the LED indicates the connection speed... it should be detailed in the manual, usually white is for 1Gbps and amber is 100Mbps. You didn't mention what the older router was, but if really' older' check the manual for that, probably white was 100Mbps.

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antinode
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Re: eathernet lights amber

> When I plyg my TV [...]

   What is your "my TV", and how fast is its Ethernet port?

> [...] into my router the ethernet light stays amber. [...]

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "Table 1.
LED and button descriptions" and "Ethernet ports 1-4".

> [...] It seems to work OK but why isn't it white. [...]

   There are some possibilities.

> [...] On my previous netgear it was white.

   Strangely, much as with your "my TV", I have no idea what your "my
previous netgear" was.

   Have you tried a known-good (Cat5e or better) cable?  A slightly
defective ceble can cause what should be a gigabit link to slow to
100MHz.

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