One of the most common things that people might notice on their Xfinity router is the light blinking orange. What does this mean? It simply means that your device is updating its firmware. Firmware updates are vital to ensuring your router functions efficiently and stays up-to-date with new security measures.
Why Your Xfinity Router is Blinking Orange
If you’re seeing an orange light on your Xfinity router, it means the device is updating its firmware. This process can take a few minutes, so please don’t panic. And if you’re not sure what’s causing the blinking light, just call us at 1-800-xfinity and we’ll help you out.
What to Do When Your Router Is Blinking Orange
If you have an Xfinity router blinking orange, it means the device is updating its firmware. This is a normal process and should only take a few minutes. To start the update, just power on your router and wait until the orange light turns off. Then access the web-based firmware update software from your router’s admin panel and follow the instructions. If you don’t have internet access, you can also download the firmware update file and save it to your computer. Once you’ve downloaded the file, unzip it and enter the folder where you saved it. Select the firmware file and click on “Start Update.” After your router has finished updating, reboot it by clicking on “Restart Router” in the admin panel.
How to Avoid a Data Glitch Caused by an Update
If you’re experiencing an orange blinking light on your Xfinity router, it means the device is updating its firmware. This process can take a few minutes, but there’s no need to panic – everything will be fine. Just keep an eye on the blinking light and wait until it goes out before doing anything else. If you don’t want the update to happen, you can unplug your router for a few seconds and then plug it back in.
Ways to Manually Update Your Router
If your router is blinking orange, it means the device is updating its firmware. This process can be initiated manually or automatically depending on your router settings.
Manual Update Process:
1. Locate your router’s firmware update page.
2. Enter your login credentials if prompted.
3. Select the firmware version you want to update and click “Update Now”.
4. If there are any warnings or messages, read and follow them carefully before clicking “Update Now” again.
5. Your router will now begin the firmware update process. Be patient — this may take a few minutes depending on your router’s settings and hardware specifications.
6. Once the update is complete, you will be prompted to reboot your device. Do so by pressing the reset button on the back of the router or using the power button on your computer or other devices connected to the network (if applicable).
7. After restarting, check that you have updated to the latest firmware version by navigating to your router’s firmware update page and verifying that you are currently using the latest available version number.