One of the better networking solutions if you are interested in setting up a mesh network at home is Eero. Although this system does a pretty good job, just like any other networking equipment, it may run into some issues from time to time. One of the issues we are going to discuss in this article is the Eero blinking white light and what to do in order to fix it.
When you take a look at your Eero you can’t miss the one LED light. It indicates the current status of the router and whether everything is working properly. Depending on the current router status this LED light changes colors.
When everything is OK this LED light should be solid white. When you notice that your Eero is blinking white light it indicates that it is starting up or that it is connecting to the Internet. Normally, this shouldn’t last for too long, but some users have reported that their Eero has been continuously blinking white for a longer period of time and not connecting to the network.
Sometimes the signal coming from the router is simply too weak for a normal connection to be established. This is something that your ISP has to check and fix. Normally, when your ISP is performing scheduled maintenance or it is experiencing service outage for some reason, there will be either no signal at all or the signal will be weak. This can result in the router to deliver weak signal and therefore your Eero will start blinking white because it is continuously trying to connect to the internet.
The only thing you can do to fix this issue is to contact your ISP and ask them if there are any problems with their service. If they are performing maintenance or are having some service issues all you can do is to wait until they fix it. Normally, these issues don’t last for too long.
However, if the problem is not with your ISP, then try the following solution.
Remove And Add the Problematic Eero
If an Eero is malfunctioning you can try the following quick fix solution: remove it from the app and then add it again. This is one of the proven ways to deal with some connectivity problems. You can follow this guide on how to add and remove Eeros from your network.
Power Cycle Your Eero
Power cycling the Eero is a simple and straightforward process that will fix any networking issue you might experience. Because of its simplicity it is often used and here is what you need to do.
- Unplug the Eero from the power source.
- Wait half a minute.
- Plug it back into the power source and wait for it to boot up.
If this doesn’t stop the white light from blinking, move to the next step – soft reset the Eero.
Restart Your Network
When we say to restart the network, we don’t mean just to restart the router or the modem. We mean to power cycle all the devices in the network: the router, the modem, the Eero.
First unplug the Eero from the power source and plug it in after half a minute. It will stabilize after 2 minutes.
Then disconnect the modem from the power source. Plug it back in after half a minute and wait till all the LED lights stabilize.
Now check whether the white light is still blinking.
Reset Your Eero (Soft Reset)
A soft reset is the next solution you can try in order to fix the white blinking light issue. It will save the settings you have made to the Eero, unlike the factory reset procedure.
- Find the reset button on your Eero.
- Hold it for 5-10 seconds until you see the LED light flash yellow. Release the button when that happens.
- Wait a little until the LED light turns solid red.
However, if it continues to blink you can factory reset the Eero to its default settings.
Reset Eero to Factory Settings
Resetting the Eero to factory settings is something we recommend as a last solution. This is because the factory reset deletes all the configurations and settings, and removes the Eero from your home network.
- Find the reset button.
- Press it and hold it for about 15 seconds until you see a red flashing light.
- Release the button.
- After the factory reset completes the Eero will start blinking blue. This means that you can set it up again from the beginning.
Contact Eero Support
In case even all the solutions given above didn’t help in resolving the Eero blinking white issue, the final option would be to contact the Eero support. Users have reported that they are very helpful and efficient in helping you resolve your Eero issues. And in case they can’t help you fix the problem, there is a chance to replace the unit if it’s still under warranty.
Hey, I’m David. I’ve been working as a wireless network engineer and a network administrator for 15 years. During my studies, I also worked as an ISP field technician – that’s when I met Jeremy.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in network engineering and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering. I’m also a Cisco-certified service provider.
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