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blue or organge data light

The incoming connection from my cable to my router sometimes glows green, sometimes orange. What's the difference? What does that mean?

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Re: blue or organge data light

Make and Model?

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Re: blue or organge data light


@jelprin wrote:

The incoming connection from my cable to my router sometimes glows green, sometimes orange. What's the difference? What does that mean?


And which light is it exactly ? Front panel ?

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Re: blue or organge data light

The Router model (provided by Xfinity), as best I can determine is a Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac XB3. And the connection I'm asking about is on the back of the router and plugged into Ethernet connection #2 (of 4).

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Re: blue or organge data light

The color indicates quality of connection:

 

Amber =10/100 Mbps

Green = 1000 Mbps

 

Some devices will simply show green, or flashing green, when a gigabit connection is established, or might alternate between amber and green.

 

Unless you're showing some sort of connection issue with your device, I wouldn't worry too much about it.


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Re: blue or organge data light


@jelprin wrote:

The Router model (provided by Xfinity), as best I can determine is a Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac XB3. And the connection I'm asking about is on the back of the router and plugged into Ethernet connection #2 (of 4).


It indicates the speed of the ethernet port negotiation between the gateway device and the device that is connected to that port.