Verizon Fios Router Lights

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Your Verizon Fios router’s front panel has a “Unified Button”, also known as the “WPS” buttons, that displays the current status of your router.

Five color indicators are available on Fios routers: red, white, green, yellow, and yellow – each one representing a different router condition.

Verizon Fios router white light

The Verizon Fios router will flash a solid white light if it is on and connected to the internet. The router is active and working to establish a connection if the white light blinks fast.

After you have set up the Fios router, the white light will be what you see.

Everything works as expected and is connected!

Verizon Fios router blue light

When the WPS button is pressed on your router’s front, you will see a blinking blue light. This indicates that your router has entered pairing mode. A solid blue light will appear once a connection has been established. This indicates that the pairing was successful.

To initiate a WiFi Protected Setup, press the WPS button on your router. This is a simple way to add WPS-capable devices to your Fios WiFi network.

To start the WPS process, hold down the button on your Fios router’s front for at least two seconds.

The router’s light will gradually flash blue for approximately two minutes after you press the button. This allows it to finish the WPS pairing process to the WiFi device that you are trying to connect.

As soon as your device connects to your router via WPS, it will flash blue for a while, then it will change to solid blue, then solid white, once the connection is complete.

Verizon Fios router green light

If your Verizon Fios router shows a green light, it means that WiFi is off. This can be fixed by opening the My Fios app, turning WiFi on and off, then switching back on again, then applying the changes.

There are three ways to access Fios router settings: the My Fios app and the My Verizon website, or manually through the router.

This step-by_step guide explains exactly what you need to do for each of the three access options.

Verizon Fios yellow light for router

The Verizon Fios router will display a yellow light indicating that it is not connected. You will need to do a soft restart in order to reconnect. Hold the reset button at the router’s back for three seconds. As it reconnects, your router will blink white.

If the soft reboot fails to work, there are several troubleshooting options you can take (in the order listed below). ).

1) Unplug your Fios router

If the soft reboot fails to bring your router online, I recommend unplugging it from its power source and waiting for 2 minutes.

You can wait for the 2 minutes to connect, but you should also power cycle the device that you are trying to connect.

After 2 minutes, plug your router in again and wait for it to reconnect.

2) Disconnect both your ONT and Fios router

Sometimes, you need to unplug your ONT (Optical Network Terminal).

Fios installed the ONT on your home’s outside or inside. It is essential to have Fios internet. Take some time to find it.

Sometimes your ONT goes offline or loses power. Your router might not be able to refresh with a new IP address when it is back online.

Your router won’t be able to connect to the internet if it doesn’t have a new IP address.

Unplug both the router’s power and the ONT to fix the problem. Wait two minutes. Next, turn off the power to the router and plug it in again. Wait for the green light to come on.

When you see green lights on the ONT, it is time to plug in your router again.

After a few seconds, everything should be back online.

3) Factory reset your Fios router

If none of these options work, you might want to perform a complete factory reset. This will reset your router back to factory default settings.

To perform an automatic factory reset, hold down the reset button at the back of your router for a minimum of 10 seconds.

It can take several minutes to complete the factory reset.

4) Make certain your Fios router has an active connection to your ONT

Last, make sure that your ethernet cables have been properly connected.

Connect your Fios router to your ONT using a CAT6 Ethernet cable.

There have been many instances where people tried to set up their router, but they still got the yellow light. It turns out that the router wasn’t connected to their ONT until a Verizon technician comes out.

You may need to call Verizon depending on the distance between your router and your ONT to get this connection. They will run the cable through your house and drill holes for you.

Rarely, your router may be close enough to your ONT so that you can save money and do it yourself.

Verizon Fios router red light

There are many things that can be indicated by a red light on your Verizon Fios router. If the red light is solid, it means that there was a system or hardware failure. If your router blinks rapidly, it is likely that your router has overheated. A slow blinking red signal indicates that your WPS pairing is failing.

These are some tips to help you troubleshoot your Verizon Fios router’s red light, depending on the type of red light that you are seeing.

1 Solid red light

If you see a solid red light then it is most likely that your hardware is the problem.

First, unplug your Fios router for 2 minutes. Then plug it back in. Allow your router to try to reconnect for a few moments.

If this doesn’t work, you can try a soft reboot.

Soft-reboot your router by pressing and holding the reset button at the back of it for three seconds.

As it attempts to connect, your router should blink white.

Next, you can try a complete factory reset. Hold the reset button down for at least 10 seconds. It may take several minutes before your router comes back online.

2 Fast blinking red light

Your router may be overheating if it flashes a fast blinking red light. Begin by unplugging the router and waiting for 5 minutes for it cool off.

This is often caused by dust buildup, which can clog the vents of your router. Keep your router clean.

Also, keep your router in an upright position. This will allow for better heat dissipation, and keep your router cool.

Make sure there is enough space around your router. It is not a good idea to keep it in a corner of a closet that blocks airflow.

3) Slow blinking yellow light

Slow blinking red means your router failed within two minutes to establish a WPS connection to a wireless device.

You can use the WPS button at the front of the Fios router to initiate WiFi Protected Setting up. This is a simple way to add WPS-capable devices to your WiFi network.

To indicate failure of the WPS pairing process, the light will slowly blink red for the next few minutes.

The router light will flash red after it has flashed. This indicates that WiFi is on again.

Additional Support

You can find the Verizon Fios router manual/user guide here if you don’t see what you are looking for.

If you are truly desperate, you can call Verizon Fios customer service at 1 (800 837-4966).


Five color indicators are available on Fios routers: red, white, green, yellow, and green – each one representing a different router condition.

  • White
    • Normal operation (solid).
    • The router is starting (fast blink).
  • Blue
    • Pairing mode (slow blink).
    • Pairing successful (solid)
  • Green
    • The WiFi was turned off (solid).
  • Yellow
    • No internet connection (solid)
  • Red
    • Hardware/System failure detected (solid)
    • Overheating (fast blink)
    • Pairing Failure (slow blink).

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