Should all three lights for Internet be green for Linksys 802.11-g wireless broadband router?

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Hi Everyone:

        Recently, I have purchased a Linksys 802.11-g wireless broadband router (Model WRT54G).  While my main pc and the wireless have internet connectivity, I am concerned about one observation of the router.  On the front panel of the router, there are three lights about Internet.  The top two lights are green with the top one flickering occasionally indicating I suppose internet activity like uploading, downloading, loading of pages, multimedia streaming, etc.  However, the bottom light remains a yellowish, orange color.  With this in mind, should this last light also be a steady green?  

          Any shared thoughts to this question will greatly be appreciated.

         Thank you

Question by:GMartin
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    Accepted Solution

    It is normal for the lower LED under the "Internet" section to be orange.  This indicates that you have the highest possible speed available (100 Mbps) for your connection between the router and the modem (Cable, DSL, etc.)  The only other phase this LED has is Off (not lit).  This would mean that you have the slower connection speed (10 Mbps).

    This doesn't mean that that is the speed of your internet connection.  Your speed is based upon whatever your internet provider offers to you (or you are paying for).  All that the LED indicates is that the speed between the router and your modem is capable of the 100 Mpbs.

    Author Comment

    Hi There:

           Thank you so much for clarifying the Internet LED Lights for the router.  Your explanation certainly helped to correct my initial misconception or significance of these lights.

            Many thanks once again.


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