Spectrum Router Blinking Blue: What is it and How to Fix it?

It can be pretty frustrating when your wireless network is up, but there is no internet connection. Taking a quick look at the router can tell you more about what’s going on. Most probably you will see the LED light on your Spectrum router blinking blue.

This article will tell you what the blue blinking status light means and what steps you can take in order to fix it. So, let’s begin!  

Why is my Spectrum router blinking blue?

Spectrum router blinking blue

The blinking blue status light on your Spectrum router can tell you more about what’s going on if you know what it means.

For example:

– if the blue light is blinking fast, it indicates that the router is booting up. It will turn solid blue once it connects to the Internet.

– If you see a slow pulsing blue light on your Spectrum router then it tells us that the router is connecting to the Internet. It will turn solid blue once it connects to the Internet.

– If you notice the Spectrum router blinking blue and red one after another then you should wait until it completes. Don’t turn off the router when you notice this because it is most likely a firmware update running at the moment. If you interrupt the firmware update it may cause some permanent damage to the router.

How to fix the Spectrum router blinking blue issue?

What we want to see here is a solid blue light which means that the router is connected to the internet and working properly.

To fix the blinking blue light issue try the following:

Fix 1 – Check the cables and connections

A loose cable or connector may prevent your router from connecting to the Internet thus causing the blinking blue light.

Therefore, it is recommended to check and tighten the Ethernet and the coaxial cables. For example, besides visible damage the metal pins on the coaxial cable should be straight so pay attention to this.

Also check whether the Ethernet cable is properly connected – one end into the modem’s Ethernet port and the other in the WAN port on the router.

Check whether the Spectrum router turns solid when you finish checking the cables. If the status light is still blinking blue try the following fix.

Fix 2 – Restart the router only

Unplug the router from the power source. Wait for a minute or two and plug it in again. Wait a little for the router to reconnect to the modem and hopefully you will see a solid blue light.

Fix 3 – Restart your network

When we say to restart your network, we don’t mean to factory reset the router but to simply unplug both the router and the modem from the power supply and connect them again. Here are the exact steps to follow in order to restart your network properly.

  • Unplug the modem and the router from the power source.
  • Disconnect the battery from the modem if it has one (Don’t forget to connect it later).
  • Wait a little (2-3 minutes)
  • Plug the modem back into the power source.
  • Wait a little (2-3 minutes)
  • Plug the router back into the power source.
  • Wait a little (2-3 minutes)
  • Your Spectrum router LED light should be solid blue now.

In most cases this will fix the issue, but if your Spectrum router light is still blinking move to the next step.

Fix 4 – Contact Customer Support

The last solution would be to contact the Spectrum customer support. They can diagnose the problem remotely and tell you how to continue solving the issue or they can send a technician to your address.

The fixes described above should help you fix the Spectrum router blinking blue. In case none of them helped you are most probably dealing with a defective router that has to be replaced as soon as possible.

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