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Netgear Nighthawk AX8 RAX80 Wi-Fi Router Normal Status Lights

Top Panel LEDs
Netgear Nighthawk LEDs

Rear Panel
Netgear Nighthawk Rear Panel
Bolded status descriptions below indicate likely device failures

Note: If the LED ON/OFF switch on the rear panel is moved to the OFF position all the LEDs except the POWER LED are turned off

Description / Suggested Action to Take
POWER SOLID WHITE The Router is ready
FLASHING WHITE The Router is not ready, firmware is upgrading or the RESET button was pressed
UNLIT Power is not supplied to the Router
INTERNET SOLID WHITE The Internet connection is ready
FLASHING WHITE The Port is sending or receiving traffic
UNLIT No Ethernet cable is connected between the Router and the Modem
1 - 5
SOLID WHITE The Router detected a 1Gbps link with a powered-on device
FLASHING WHITE The Port is sending or receiving traffic at 1Gbps
SOLID AMBER The Router detected a 100Mbps or 10Mbps link with a powered-on device
FLASHING AMBER The Port is sending or receiving traffic at 100Mbps or 10Mbps
UNLIT No device is connected to this Ethernet port
USB 3.0 PORT SOLID WHITE A USB device is connected and is ready
FLASHING WHITE A USB device is plugged in and is trying to connect
UNLIT No USB device is connected or someone clicked SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE button and it is now safe to remove the attached USB device
Pressing the Wi-Fi button for 2 seconds thurns Wi-Fi LED and Wi-Fi radios on and off.
If this LED is lit the Wi-Fi radios are on.
If this LED is off, the Wi-Fi radios are turned off and you cannot use Wi-Fi to connect to the Router.
Pressing the WPS lets your WPS-enabled device join your Router's Wi-Fi network without typing the Wi-Fi password.
The WPS flashes white during the WPS process and the lights solid white when the WPS-enabled device connects to your Router's Wi-Fi network.

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