Every Linksys Velop unit is called a node and comes with an LED light present on its top. The purpose of this LED light is to reveal the status of the node. It can be related to the internet connection, power, or any other activity that is being done to the node or being carried out with its help. Have you also performed Linksys Velop setup? Well, that’s a pretty good decision. But, it seems that you are worried. Is the LED light on your Linksys Velop node red? If yes, then worry not. This situation can be fixed with the help of some workarounds. What are they? This is what we will discuss in this post.
Linksys Velop Red Light [Causes]
The troubleshooting process will become a lot easier if you are aware of the reasons causing the LED light on your Velop node to blink red. No matter whether the red light appears on the parent node or the child one, it might be happening due to the following causes:
- The Power is Insufficient: Well, that’s a very obvious reason. But, considering that you have other chores to do, we want to draw your attention to the power being supplied to the node. Are you sure that it is getting a fluctuation-free power supply? Think about it!
- Node is Too Far from Host: The second reason why you are noticing the red light on the Velop node is due to its excessive distance from the host device. For the parent node, your modem will be the host device. However, for child nodes, your parent node will act as the host device.
- Weak LAN Connection: This point especially applies to the parent node because it connects directly to the modem. It means it is the only device that connects to the main modem using a LAN cable. But, it seems that you’ve made a mistake with the cable connections. You will get to know about its workaround in the upcoming section.
Linksys Velop Red Light [Workarounds]
Here are a few things that you can do if you see your Linksys Velop node flashing the color red. However, before that, performing power cycling will be a good idea. It will eliminate network glitches. And who knows if it will fix the red light issue on the Velop too? So, it is worth trying. To reboot the Velop node, consider powering it down. You can also consider powering down other nodes. After waiting for a gap of 10-20 minutes, power up all nodes one by one and see if the red light issue is still there. If yes, then don’t waste time implementing the workarounds listed below:
- Ensure Proper Power Supply: Start with the verification of power being supplied to your Velop node. You need to make sure that the wall socket into which you have plugged your Linksys node is working well. If not, then either get it repaired or consider connecting the node to another power socket.
- Reduce the Host and Node Gap: The second thing you can do to fix the problem you are facing currently is to reduce the gap between the Velop node and the host device. This is because sometimes the red light shows up because of poor communication between devices. However, do not make the distance zero.
- Check LAN Connections: No matter what happens, LAN cables used in any network system are supposed to be intact. Apart from this, they should not be flipped. On the off-chance, the one connecting the parent node and the modem is damaged, replace it immediately. Moreover, ensure that the LAN ports of both devices are working properly. You can check the internet connection status by accessing the linksyssmartwifi login portal.
That’s all about the Linksys Velop red light issue. We hope that the workarounds we’ve discussed here were enough to take you out of the mess and that none of your nodes is flashing some weird color.
But, what would you do if every effort fails? In that case, resetting all nodes to the default factory settings will be a wise decision. You can do so by pressing and holding the button located in the hole labeled RESET for 15-30 seconds. However, the button needs to be pressed with the aid of a pointed object. Once your nodes reset, you can set up your parent node to work as a child node and vice-versa.