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What Do The Lights On My Cradlepoint Mean?

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Title: What Do The Lights On My Cradlepoint Mean?

Question: What do the lights or LEDs on the front of my Cradlepoint mean?

Answer: There are multiple lights with various symbols on the front of your Cradlepoint. Different models might have slightly different LEDs. Here’s what each means.

 

POWER

  • Green = Powered ON.
  • No Light = Not receiving power. Check the power switch and the power source connection.
  • Flashing Amber = Attention. Open the administration pages and check the router status.

ETHERNET WAN

Indicates information about a data source connected to the Ethernet WAN port.

  • Blue = Connected to an active Ethernet WAN interface.

WiFi BROADCAST

These two LEDs indicate activity on the WiFi broadcast for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

  • 2.4G (green) = 2.4 GHz WiFi is on and operating normally.
  • 5G (blue) = 5 GHz WiFi is on and operating normally.

SIGNAL STRENGTH

Blue LED bars indicate the active modem’s signal strength.

  • 4 Solid Bars = Strongest signal.
  • 1 Blinking Bar = Weakest signal. (A blinking bar indicates half of a bar.)

INTEGRATED MODEM 

Indicates the status of integrated modems.

  • Green = Modem has established an active connection.
  • Blinking Green = Modem is connecting.
  • Blinking Amber = Data connection error. No modem connection possible.
  • Blinking Red = Modem is in the process of resetting.

REMOVABLE MODEM

Indicates the status of the removable modem

  • Green = Modem has established an active connection.
  • Blinking Green = Modem is connecting.
  • Blinking Amber = Data connection error. No modem connection possible.
  • Blinking Red = Modem is in the process of resetting.

EXTERNAL USB MODEM

Indicates the status of external USB modems. Both integrated and external USB modems have the following LED indicators:

  • Green = Modem has established an active connection.
  • Blinking Green = Modem is connecting.
  • Amber = Modem is not active.
  • Blinking Amber = Data connection error. No modem connection possible.
  • Blinking Red = Modem is in the process of resetting.

SIGNAL RATIO

  • 0% – 12% = 1st LED flashing
  • 12% – 25% = 1st LED solid
  • 25% – 38% = 1st LED solid and 2nd LED flashing
  • 38% – 50% = 1st LED and 2nd LED’s solid
  • 50% – 62% = 1st and 2nd LED’s solid and 3rd LED flashing
  • 62% – 75% = 1st, 2nd and 3rd LED’s solid
  • 75% – 88% = 1st, 2nd and 3rd LED’s solid and 4th LED flashing
  • 88% – 100% = all 4 LED’s solid

Additional Information:   ADDITIONAL LED INDICATIONS

  • Several different LEDs flash when the factory reset button is detected.
  • Two of the modem LEDs blink red in unison for 10 seconds when there is an error during firmware upgrade.
  • The CBA850 has 5 unlabeled LEDs on the top:
    • The LED immediately above the logo is the cellular modem LED, which also doubles as the router attention LED
    • The four LEDs immediately beneath the logo are the signal indicators
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