Asus Router Lights Flickering

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SilentStorm

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Hey everyone,

Does anyone know why the top light (the one that looks like a circle with a ring around it) would be flickering on the Asus ROG GT AC2900?

A reboot of the gateway and the router resolved the issue, but I'm just curious as to what this means.
 

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OzarkEdge

Part of the Furniture
Hey everyone,

Does anyone know why the top light (the one that looks like a circle with a ring around it) would be flickering on the Asus ROG GT AC2900?

A reboot of the gateway and the router resolved the issue, but I'm just curious as to what this means.

If the manual tells you its the Internet LED, then its Internet data traffic.

OE
 

SilentStorm

Regular Contributor
If the manual tells you its the Internet LED, then its Internet data traffic.

OE
Sorry, I just googled the manual because my box didn't have one.

I see it is the WAN LED, but why would it be flickering? It's never flickered before.
 

SilentStorm

Regular Contributor
Check the manual. :rolleyes: It's the WAN LED.
Sorry, I just googled the manual because my box didn't have one.

I see it is the WAN LED, but why would it be flickering? It's never flickered before.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I don't have the same model router as you, but on my router the WAN LED always flashes when data is being sent through the WAN. In other words it's always flashing. Just the same as the LAN and WiFi LEDs.
 

SilentStorm

Regular Contributor
I don't have the same model router as you, but on my router the WAN LED always flashes when data is being sent through the WAN. In other words it's always flashing. Just the same as the LAN and WiFi LEDs.
Interesting.

I just looked up some reviews of it on YouTube, it seems people don't even have that light on at all. They only have the 2.4ghz and 5ghz light on. The WAN LED light is not on for them.
 

SilentStorm

Regular Contributor
I don't have the same model router as you, but on my router the WAN LED always flashes when data is being sent through the WAN. In other words it's always flashing. Just the same as the LAN and WiFi LEDs.
Looked at a few more online... they're all solid colours for people and not flashing. I'm guessing because the front is all RGB, it wouldn't look nice if the lights were flashing. Just my guess. I'll contact support and see what they say.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
You’re entitled to be curious but it’s just a light meant to denote internet activity.
 

SilentStorm

Regular Contributor
You’re entitled to be curious but it’s just a light meant to denote internet activity.
When I checked a few videos on the Router, they all had it as a solid colour. It wasn't flickering. I've had this router for a few weeks now and the WAN LED never flickered into today. Which is why I'm asking whether the flickering is some sort of indication.
 

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