Linksys Velop Red Light No Internet: Try These Fixes

The popularity of mesh WiFi systems is increasing day by day, and Linksys has found its place with their Linksys Velop Home Mesh WiFi system. Although the majority of users are extremely satisfied with it, just like any other networking equipment, there are situations where some issues appear. One such example is the red light on the Velop router and no internet connection. Since we know how important it is to be online today, it is completely understandable why we need to fix it as soon as possible.

The following article will cover the meaning and possible causes of the Velop red light and how to fix it properly. So, let’s begin!

What Does The Linksys Velop Red Light Mean?

Linksys Velop red light no internet

The LED light on the Velop router indicates the current status of the network, so knowing what each color represents is important since it will point us in the right direction.

If you see a solid red light, it indicates that there is no internet connection.

However, if you see the red light blinking it means that the nodes are not in range or if you see it on the primary node it has problems communicating with the modem.

Now, there are a few tested solutions you can try to fix the Linksys Velop red light. Just make sure to follow the instructions carefully.

How To Fix The Linksys Velop Red Light No Internet Issue

There are several tested solutions for the Linksys Velop red light problem. These are pretty easy to follow so take your time and try them one by one until you see the problem gets fixed. Hopefully by the end of this article you will see the blue light on your Linksys Velop router. However, if it’s still there after you try everything, you will have to contact support to assist you in fixing the problem.

Check The Cables

When you connect the cables to the Velop router WAN or LAN ports, you should hear a click when you plug in the cable. Without the click the connection will be loose and just touching the cable while cleaning the house or moving the equipment can trigger the red light issue. Therefore, make sure to check all the cables in your network and check whether they are firmly connected. If necessary, disconnect and connect everything again.

Automatic WAN Port Detection

Velop Ethernet Ports

It is possible that the automatic WAN port detection has been disables on the primary node after a firmware upgrade. The node has two Ethernet ports. When we set it up with an active internet connection, the port connected to the modem becomes a WAN port while the other becomes LAN port. So, if you had to disconnect the cables and then plug in the cables to the wrong ports there would be no connection. In that case, all you need to do is to disconnect the cables and connect them to the different (correct) ports.

Reboot The Modem

Rebooting the modem is another way to fix the problem. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the modem from the electricity outlet, leave it unplugged for a while and then plug it back again. When it boots up again, check whether there is a red light on your Velop router.

Reset The Velop To Factory Settings

One of the last solutions to try is resetting your Velop to factory settings. The main reason for this is that all the WiFi devices will be disconnected and you will have to set up your network from scratch. The network name and password, as well as the security type will be erased.

Now when you know that, if you decide to factory reset your Velop follow these steps:

In case you need to factory reset a secondary node

Velop Reset button
  • Make sure that the node is connected and powered on
  • Find the reset button at the bottom of the node, press and hold it.
  • The light at the top of the node turns red and starts to blink/pulse slowly.
  • When the light turns out and returns bright red, release the button.

If you factory reset the primary node you will need to reset the secondary nodes as well.

Contact Your ISP

If your ISP is having some technical issues, outages or is just doing some maintenance on the network, you can see the red light on your Velop router. The easiest way to check this is to give them a call and ask if there are any problems with their network at the moment. If there are some issues you can get a confirmation about the issue and when they expect to get the problem fixed.

If there are no outages or scheduled maintenance, they can test your line and see whether the problem is somewhere in between.

Contact Linksys Velop Support

If your ISP has confirmed that the problem is not on their side, your Velop system may be experiencing some issues. In that case you can get in touch with the Velop support and ask for assistance to fix the problem. They will guide you through the troubleshooting steps and almost certainly help you fix the issue.

Final Words

We hope you have managed to fix the Linksys Velop red light, no internet issue by now. As you can see all the solutions are pretty straightforward and you can easily try them one by one. Even getting in touch with the support is not a problem, as long as the issue gets fixed. The good thing about the solutions given here is that you can apply them when you experience some other networking problems. In most cases they can help you fix the issue in no time.

3 thoughts on “Linksys Velop Red Light No Internet: Try These Fixes”

  1. So I get that those are the easy answers. But can you explain to me why my mesh system doesn’t work with my 10 GB Modem – when my modem easily plugs into a different brand mesh system or router and connects to the internet no problem. Any solutions thinking out of the box that you can think of to solve this. Linksys help couldn’t figure it out. We tried cloning the modem ip, resetting it a million times. But nothing. Still red light. 🙁

  2. I have changed the names of one of them but couldn’t get it connected so I factory reset it and now it shows up under the old name and it won’t let me log in? Do I change the name back to the original one and that password or what? Then change it again?:


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