The popularity of mesh systems is increasing every day. They represent a great way to make your wireless network signal strong and stable in every corner of your house, apartment or even building. There won’t be any dead WiFi zones after installing a mesh system.
One of the better mesh system solutions is definitely eero. Although it does its job extremely well and there are tons of satisfied users, sometimes there can be some issues. One such issue is represented by the eero blinking blue light
Although it doesn’t represent a serious network issue it can be pretty annoying. So, let’s see what the blinking blue light on our eero means and how we can fix it.
If you take a look at the eero user’s manual you will see that the blinking blue light appears when we put our eero into pairing mode i.e. when Bluetooth is active at the moment. It is practically searching for a signal from an eero node that can be added to the system.
Usually, after the connection is established and the two devices are paired, the blue blinking light should stop. But if the blinking doesn’t stop it is something we have to deal with.
The other situation when you can see the flashing blue light n your eero is after a factory reset. This indicates that the eero is ready to be configured.
Here are some solutions that can be applied to fix the blinking blue light on your eero. If you are not too confident about following and applying these solutions, we recommend you to contact your ISP or manufacturer’s support.
However, if you want to try to fix the problem on your own, here are the most recommended solutions.
Is An Outage Causing The Problem?
The first thing you should do, before trying to fix the current issue is to check whether your ISP is down or not. In most cases, the problem with our eero system is closely connected to our ISP and there is nothing we can do about it except to wait.
A power failure, technical problems, network upgrade or configuration changes – all of these situations can cause various problems with our eero network.
The easiest way to check this would be to contact your ISP by phone or visit their status page and see whether there is any information about an outage.
If there is an outage, it doesn’t make sense to try to fix anything, so just wait until your ISP fixes the problems on their side.
Check The Cables And Connectors
Have you been cleaning around your eeros or have you moved or replaced a piece of your networking equipment? Do you have a pet that founds playing with cables pretty exciting?
A loose connection or a damaged cable can cause various problems with our network, and to be honest, they can’t be spotted easily without a thorough cable and connector inspection. So, check each cable for damage and see whether the connectors sit firmly in the right place. If everything looks fine, move to the next step. But if you notice something suspicious then replace the cable and see whether that solves the problem.
Restart Your Eero
Restarting your device is something you should try whenever you are experiencing some issues with it. This applies to every single electronic device, including our eero system.
Unplug the power cable from your eero (from the primary node). Leave it like that for a few minutes and then plug the cable back in. Give the eero to boot completely and then check whether the blue light is still blinking. If it’s blinking, you can restart your entire eero network.
Restart The Entire Eero Network
The entire eero network can be restarted from the eero app on your smartphone or tablet.
If you have used the eero app to set up your network, it is possible that you have it installed on your smartphone or tablet. If you haven’t got it please install it.
Open the app on your device and sign in if you haven’t already.
Now select Settings, and then select Advanced options. When you see Reset, tap on it. Now you should see the option to Restart Network, tap on it and tap again to confirm the selection.
Your eero network should restart now. Wait till it comes back again and stabilizes and then check whether the blue light is still blinking.
Try To Reset The Eero Nodes
This is another solution you can try. You can choose to do it using the aero app or you can do it manually. In case you choose to do a manual resetting, you can perform a soft and a hard reset.
Soft reset doesn’t erase the custom settings and your eero remains part of the network. The only thing that is being reset here is the network configuration.
To perform a soft reset on your eero you need to press and hold the reset button on your eero for around 10 seconds. Release the button when you see the eero light blinking yellow.
Hard reset will delete the custom settings and network configuration and remove the eero from the network. This means that after you perform the hard reset you must go through the setup steps again.
This time you need to hold the reset button for a little longer – around 20 seconds. When the LED light on your eero starts blinking red it is time to release the button. The device will reboot after that and when it boots up you need to go through the setup process again.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Color Should My Eero Be?
When everything works properly the LED light on your eero should be white. If you open the app and take a look at the lights of the eeros they should be green.
Can I Turn Off The Night Light On My Eero?
Yes, you can easily do it from the app. Launch the app, and select one of your eeros by tapping on it. Tap on LED Light and set the toggle button to off.
We hope that this article has helped you get rid of the eero blinking blue light. In case the problem is still present, even after trying everything, you should contact support. There are great chances that your eero is malfunctioning and you should get additional assistance to fix the problem. Either contact your ISP support or get in touch with the manufacturer. Both of them should help you detect the main reason of the problem and help you fix it.