I’ve been using my Verizon Fios Router for a while, and I’ve been enjoying its speed and coverage.
Nowadays, we do many things online, from shopping to paying our bills, so it’s been helpful to me.
While other satellite providers struggle to provide reliable internet, Verizon FIOS has kept me connected.
I encountered two problems with this product. The first was the battery refusing to stop beeping, and the second was when I saw that the router’s LED remained constantly yellow.
Though I was stunned when the LED light on the front panel started blinking blue and continued to do so for several minutes.
It was a pain in the butt. Going through those pages and articles with so much jargon, it would take hours for me to solve a single problem.
After I learned a lot from working with my digital agency, I decided to compile what I learned into an article for other founders.
Verizon Fios Router Blinking Blue? How to Troubleshoot!
If you’re having issues with your Verizon Fios router, you should first try resetting or restarting it by pressing the reset button and unplugging and reconnecting the power cord. If, after this step, your Fios router flashes blue, there’s something else wrong.
If the light is blinking, there must be a weak signal.
How to solve the blue light problem on a Fios router
Let’s go ahead and try these 2 solutions to solve the issue with the flashing blue light on your device. The first thing we’ll do is restart it. If that doesn’t work, you can reset your Fios router.
Restart Verizon Router
- Firstly, ensure the cable is plugged in firmly to the appropriate port.
- Make sure your wireless device is turned on.
- Restart your Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) mode by pressing and holding the integrated button on the front of your router.
- If restarting the WPS mode didn’t fix the issue, try unplugging your router. This means removing both the Ethernet cable and power cord from it.
- You’ll need to disconnect your router from the internet modem to reset it.
- Once you reconnect the modem and router with an Ethernet cable, let them reconfigure themselves.
- To set up your Fios internet connection, you must plug in the power adapter and the router.
- Ensure that the cable is securely connected to each device, then switch both devices to “on.” The LED on the front panel of the Omni won’t turn green until they are on.
If you still see the blinking blue flashing, continue with this fix. Otherwise, try the next solution if you can’t get a connection yet (even after trying this).
Fios Factory Reset
The factory reset of a Fios router does not erase the config file, but it resets the device and ensures that none of the old settings interfere with future setups.
- If the previous solution doesn’t work, you must restore your network settings to factory default.
- Please be aware that wiping all network settings will delete any configurations you’ve made for your network.
- Your router’s username and password will be reset to the factory default settings, which you can see on the label attached to your device.
- The reset button on your Verizon Fios router is on the back of the device.
- Plug the power cord back in and flip the switch at the back of the router to On. Next, use a paperclip or something similar to hold down the Reset button for at least 15 seconds. Wait for about thirty seconds before releasing the button.
- Please wait for the router to reset and power it back on.
The blinking blue light is fixed! Now you can reconfigure your network settings.
You can use the Fios App or log in to My Verizon to change your Wi-Fi name and password.
You can also make these changes manually through your router. This may be difficult or daunting because the process is a little complicated.
Here are three other ways to fix the blinking blue light problem:
Cycle Your Fios Router
One of the most effective ways to fix a problem is to troubleshoot it.
- Unplug the router from its power source.
- Wait a few minutes before reconnecting the power cable.
- Switch on and wait for the router to boot up completely.
- Press the WPS button on your WPS-enabled device for more than two seconds, and then try to pair it with the Verizon Fios router.
Try these steps when the blue blinking light does not stop, and your connection fails.
Power Cycled for WPS Enabled!
If your WPS-enabled device seems frozen, press and hold the button on the screen for 15 seconds or longer to power it down.
To reconnect your WPS-enabled device with your router, do the following:
1. Turn off
2. Switch off for about a minute and then turn it back on again
3. Once the device has rebooted, you’ll need to pair it again and complete the WPS setup steps
Hopefully, this will work!
Move The Devices Closer To You
The WPS pairing may not have been successful because the distance between the Verizon router and the WPS-enabled device was more excellent than allowed. This made the signal between these two devices weak, so they could not pair successfully.
Repair your router and the device with connection problems without moving anything. If they reconnect successfully, you’re done. If not, try the next solution on this list.
We’ll contact Verizon Wireless to see if we can get your Fios router to stop blinking blue, and their customer service reps are beneficial. After you describe the problem, they will offer ideas on what you can do next. Most importantly, they should be able to help you pair your devices with your router using WPS.
While Verizon Fios routers offer incredible speeds and coverage, you may encounter connection issues. One solution that might fix the issue is restarting the router and checking to see if it still occurs. You can configure your wireless network with the device you’re using. If neither solution works, please call a technician to find a solution.