Each node present in the Linksys Velop mesh WiFi system has an LED light present on its top. This light shows different colors on different occasions. But, users often get confused when the red color appears on this LED light. Are you also seeing the red light on your Linksys Velop mesh system? If yes, then you are suggested to check the internet access on your Velop.
For this, try to access the Linksys Velop login page on a computer/laptop connected to the WiFi network of the Linksys node. Just in case no internet connection is there, you are suggested to check the cable connections related to the Velop nodes. How? Read on to know.
First of All, Check the Velop Cable Connections
Generally, it is the primary node that establishes a wired connection with the router/modem. In simple words, the router/modem serves as an internet source for the primary node. Some people call this node the parent node. In terms of Linksys, it starts working as a router/extender. You are required to check this very cable connection. Is the respective cable free of damage? If yes, then you should get it replaced with a new one. Just in case the connection is not finger-tight, make it one. But, know that if the cable is not connected to the correct ports of your devices, then also the Linksys Velop keeps going red. To get the problem fixed, try to utilize the right ports.
Resolved: Linksys Velop Keeps Going Red
Place Your Nodes in Range
This point applies to the secondary nodes. Your secondary Linksys Velop nodes might flash red if they are placed too far from the main node or the parent node. Therefore, you are suggested to keep your nodes a little closer. We are not asking you to keep all the nodes in the same room. But, you are advised to place them at a distance of 8-10 ft from the main one. This must be known to you that if the networking devices are placed too close, the chances of their WiFi signals getting clashed increase. This is a clear sign that you’ll face internet-related issues and hence the red light issue will continue to trouble you.
Check the Power Supply to Nodes
Now, you are suggested to check the power being received by the nodes. No node must be connected to a damaged power outlet. Keep in mind that connecting a node to the damaged power outlet will result in an improper power supply. As a result, there will be a lack of communication between devices thereby leading to the Linksys Velop keeps going red issue. You must get yourself a UPS if the area in which you reside is a regular victim of power outages. Also, have a look at the power cables of your Linksys nodes. They must be damage-free and genuine ones (those provided by the company).
Update the Firmware
Sometimes, the red light on the Velop node is a sign that the respective node is demanding a firmware update. Thus, you should give it what is being demanded. Simply, access the Linksys router login URL on a computer or mobile phone connected to the Velop network and log in to the Velop system. For your information, linksyssmartwifi.com is the URL that you need to access. The myrouter.local login address belongs to the general series of Linksys routers. But, make sure that you update the correct firmware as per the model number of your node and do not interrupt the process. You can also make use of the Linksys Velop app to get the job done.
That’s what you can do in order to get rid of the Linksys Velop keeps going red issue. We are expecting that after following these techniques, you will be able to make your Linksys Velop function in a normal way.
But, there is a 15% chance that the issue will not leave your side even after following these tips religiously. What to do in this scenario? Well, you have to perform a factory default reset of all the Velop Linksys nodes. Simply, find the Reset button on the nodes and press it. It will remove them from your home network. AT last, reconfigure them by reversing their positions.