A good internet connection is essential to the modern home. Not only do we rely on it for our daily tasks, but we also use it to stream TV and movies from services like Netflix. In order to keep up with the growing demand, many carriers have begun offering packages that include multiple devices by using a combination of Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
Google WiFi is ready out-of-the-box to connect you to your favorite Google services and send all your data over a fast wireless connection. But if your Google WiFi device isn’t working as expected, there’s a chance a solid orange light means that something is wrong with one or more of its cables.
- Why is my Google WiFi Flashing Orange Light?
- Here are Five Common Causes of Orange Lights on Google WiFi
- 1) Unplugged Ethernet Cable
- 2) Unplugged Power Cable
- 3) Blocked Port
- 4) Faulty Hardware
- 5) Interference with Other Devices
Why is my Google WiFi Flashing Orange Light?
This means that your Google WiFi device is unable to reach the internet, or that it’s having trouble with its power supply.
Here are Five Common Causes of Orange Lights on Google WiFi
1) Unplugged Ethernet Cable
Make sure the Ethernet cable is fully plugged in and make sure you’ve also checked all other cables on your Google WiFi device.
2) Unplugged Power Cable
Your Google WiFi needs the power to operate properly. Make sure that both ends of your power cord are securely connected to a working power outlet and your Google WiFi device.
3) Blocked Port
If you’re using an extender, access point, or range booster, make sure it isn’t blocking any of your Google Wifi ports [include pictures]. Your Wifi points should sit directly behind the hardware: if there’s a gap, try moving your extender so that it’s closer to the wall where your router is located. If you still notice problems playing your favorite games or streaming Netflix, you can also try adding an Ethernet cable between your extender and router for a more stable connection.
4) Faulty Hardware
If none of the above causes seem to fit your issue, you might want to check if one of your Google Wifi points is faulty. Go through all the troubleshooting steps located here and make sure that you won’t be able to fix the problem before contacting google wifi support.
5) Interference with Other Devices
Wi-Fi signals travel on radio waves like TV and AM/FM stations, which means they can travel across multiple channels at once. If you’re seeing orange lights on all but one device, there’s a good chance it’s interfering with something.
How To Fix Google WiFi Orange Light Issue?
- Unplug your Google WiFi device, wait a minute, and plug it back in.
- Double-check that all cables connecting to your Linksys Max-Stream or OnHub SRT routers are securely attached and pushed in all the way.
- Make sure the power cord is firmly plugged into an outlet and Google WiFi.
- Try moving your Google Wifi device closer to where you need a strong signal. This will help improve network strength throughout your home. Remember that every room with a Google Wifi point installed will have full Wi-Fi coverage – even rooms without a Wifi point!
- Make sure that your 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands aren’t set to the same SSID. If they are, try renaming them so that you can tell which band is which.
- Check for external interference (especially if you’ve got a lot of neighboring Wi-Fi devices). Try changing the channel on your router to something like “channel 6” or “channel 11”.
- Please note: we currently recommend using channels 1, 6, and 11 for optimal performance. While google continue working to make google software smarter, some older routers broadcast their signal across all available channels. You may need to change the channel manually in order to avoid this issue.
- Try adding an Ethernet cable between your extension and router for a more stable connection.
- If you notice any problems playing games or streaming Netflix, you can also try adding an Ethernet cable between your extender and router for a more stable connection.
- Check if one of your Google Wifi points is faulty by going through these troubleshooting steps.
Other Different Lights of Google WiFi
Google Wifi is a product that helps you to cover a large area with Wi-Fi signals. This product features replaceable nodes that plug into any standard outlet for quick installation. There are several different light states on Google Wi-Fi, and understanding the meaning behind each one will help you resolve issues quickly and easily.
- Green: This means all your devices are connected to the internet. It’s also great as it indicates many people are online too!
- Blue: You’ve successfully connected a device to your network or guest network. If there is no strong wireless signal then this light won’t turn blue and you’ll need to move your device closer to your router or Google Wifi point(s).
- Amber: This light indicates that your Google Wifi device is plugged in, but it has yet to be set up. If this isn’t the case, try plugging it in.
- White: Flashing white means something might be wrong with your power supply. Try checking that everything’s plugged in properly and that the box hasn’t been knocked over.
- Red/Off: If you don’t have a connection then this light will indicate that there are no lights at all on your Google Wifi point(s). There are several reasons why this can happen so let’s go through them one by one!
Tips – Google WiFi Orange Light Mean
- If you see two different colored lights then Google Wifi point is not set up properly. Please follow the steps in this article to set up your Google WiFi.
- If your white light won’t stay on, try these troubleshooting steps.
- The other lights might be blinking or off because of power problems or other issues like firmware upgrade failure, resets by itself after a while, etc. To fix these problems please check out our support articles and comment below if you’re still stuck!
- Check that all cables connecting to your Linksys Max-Stream or OnHub SRT routers are securely attached and pushed in all the way.
What is the Difference Between Google WiFi and Nest WiFi?
(Google WiFi vs Nest WiFi) Both are wifi systems. Google Wifi has a strong focus on being customizable for your needs. It’s designed to work with many different types of devices and let you control where each one should be located in the house. The OnHub SRT is more focused on ease of use, streaming quality music, movies, etc., using multiple bands including 5GHz.
If WiFi is Not Working After Changing the Configuration, How To Fix It?
Your internet modem should be configured according to the mentioned setting. If your wifi is not working after changing the configuration, please contact your ISP for further assistance. Ensure that the wireless system you are connecting with has been properly set up and configured, in order to enjoy a stable connection.
Why the Internet Speed is Slow After Connecting to Google WiFi?
You need to connect your device (laptop/tablet) directly to the Google Wifi point via LAN cable and make sure that it’s connected at full capacity. At last, restart your wireless network.
The Signal Strength of my Google WiFi is Low, How Can I Fix It?
The signal strength of your Google Wifi depends on where you place it in your home or office. Make sure that there are no barriers between the router and your devices, e.g., furniture, doors, walls, etc. Also, try moving them closer towards the router. If you still face issues with connectivity even after placing them then please contact google through google website for further assistance.
If you’ve been finding yourself frustrated at one of your Google Wifi not doing what it’s supposed to, this list is really long and daunting. Instead, take a deep breath and start from the top – It’ll help a lot! You can use troubleshooting steps in google support article to fix almost all issues with the WIFI network.