It is pretty normal to experience some problems with our internet connection from time to time. Most of the time, our router will signal that there is something wrong using its indicator LED lights.
If you are a Verizon user and you have noticed your Verizon Fios router blinking white you probably want to know what it means and whether the issue is difficult to solve or not. This article will cover that and offer you several different solutions for this issue, as well as provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding the Verizon Fios router and its LED lights.
When everything is working fine we will see the LED light on our Verizon router being solid white. However, the blinking white light tells a different story.
The white blinking light on your Verizon router can be seen during the router reboot, when your router has problems connecting to the ISP, in this case, Verizon, and when the router or the LED light is malfunctioning.
Some of the solutions that can help you fix the issue are listed below. Please take your time and go one step at a time and you should fix the blinking light on your Verizon Fios router by the end of the article.
Restart Your Verizon Fios Router
In most cases, this solution would be enough and you should continue to use your internet connection as before. It can be done pretty quickly and it is highly effective. Because of that, it is the first solution on our list.
To do it properly please disconnect the power cable. The router should be without power for 5 minutes and then connect the power cable back. Give the router some time to boot completely and then check the LED indicator light.
If the router LED light is still blinking white, try the following solution.
Is An Outage Causing The Problem?
There are many reasons why Verizon might be down, but it will certainly affect our connection and trigger the white blinking light. Sometimes bad weather will cause the outage, in other cases technical issues or maintaining the network will be the reasons.
Whatever the case is, we have to check whether our ISP is down or not. The best ways to do this are to visit the Verizon Outage page or contact their support directly and see what’s going on.
If we get confirmation that there is an outage in our area, we will have to wait. Once our ISP fixes the problem, the connection will be up and running again and the white blinking light on our Verizon router will be fixed.
However, if there is no outage, it means that something else is causing the problem. In that case try the following solution.
Check Your Cables
Although it is less likely that a loose or damaged cable is causing the problem, this is something that has to be checked, especially if you have moved or replaced a piece of your networking equipment or you have a pet.
These are the reasons why we have to check the cables and see whether everything is connected properly and whether every connector sits firmly in its place.
When you are checking the cables pay attention to both ends of each cable and in case you notice anything, either reconnect the cable and make sure it is firmly connected or replace the cable. If the white blinking light is still present after the cable inspection, you can try the next solution.
Reset The Verizon Router To Factory Defaults
IMPORTANT: A factory reset deletes all the custom settings and the router has to be set up again after that. Don’t do this if you don’t know the router login details or if you don’t have the router setup instructions from your ISP.
1. Find the Reset button and turn on the router in case it is off.
2. Use a pen or a similar pointed object to press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds.
3. Release the button after 15 seconds and the router should reboot.
4. Give it some time to boot back up.
5. Configure your router again.
This solution should fix the white blinking light but it is our least favorite solution. If you want, you can skip it and ask Verizon support for their help.
Get In Touch With Verizon Support
If none of the solutions has helped you fix the problem and you are still seeing your Verizon Fios router blinking white light then it is time to get in touch with support.
The support team can remotely check what might be causing the problem, restart your connection, or give you some tips on what to do to fix the issue. If the problem is still present after that you can expect someone from tech support to come to your address and fix the problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I Lose Internet Connection When I Reset The Router To Factory Defaults?
The answer to this question is yes. The factory reset process deletes all the custom settings like the WiFi name and password, the custom admin login details, custom network settings, and so on. This is why the router has to be set up and configured again after the factory reset is performed.
What Light Should Be ON On My Verizon Fios Router?
When everything is working properly and there are no issues with your connection or the devices connected to the router, the LED light on your Verizon Fios router should be solid white.
By the end of this article, the blinking white light on your Verizon router shouldn’t be a problem anymore. As you can see the solutions are pretty simple and straightforward and anyone can try to fix the problem. The good thing is that these solutions can be applied the next time you are having a problem with your connection and the router signals you that there is something wrong.
So, just take your time and go one step at a time. It does feel great when you fix a networking problem on your own.