A router is one such product that is taken for granted by many users. Internet is as important for people as electricity is which is why routers and modems have become a common thing in homes and offices. With so many different router brands available on the internet, it is really a tough job to find the right router. However, when it comes to finding a router that defines quality and reliability, then the name of ‘Asus’ will appear on top.
ASUS routers deliver strong and widespread internet signals, which is why the majority of internet users make use of Asus routers. If you too are using an Asus Router Setup, in which the Wi-Fi LED is not on, then you need to read this post in order to find as to what problem you are dealing with.
The Router used in the process is Asus RT-AC88U, but the steps are pretty much the same for all Asus Routers. There are 10 things that you need to check in an Asus Router, which are:
- USB 3.0 port: In this port, you can insert devices such as USB flash drives and USB hard disks.
- Power LED: If it is ‘off’, then there is no power on the router. If it is ‘on’, then the device is ready and if the LED is flashing slowly, then the router is in rescue mode.
- 2.4 GHz/5 GHz LED: If this LED is turned off, then it means ‘no 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz signal’. If it is on, then the wireless system is ready. If the LED is flashing, then the data is either transmitted or received via a wireless connection.
- WAN (Internet) LED: if this LED is flashing ‘Red’ light, then there isn’t any IP or physical connection. If this LED is on, then WAN has a physical connection to a Wide Area Network (WAN).
- LAN LED: If this LED is off, then there is no power or physical connection. If it is on, then a physical connection to the Local Area Network (LAN) has been made.
- USB 3.0 LED: If this is off, then no USB 3.0 device is connected with the router. If this LED is flashing, then the USB 3.0 device is connected and running properly.
- USB 2.0 LED: If this is off, then no USB 2.0 device is connected with the router. If this LED is flashing, then the USB 2.0 device is connected and running properly.
- WPS LED: If this LED is off, then the WPS verification process is off or completed, and if it is flashing, then the verification process is activated.
- WPS LED On/Off Button: Press this button to turn on/off WPS LED on the panel.
- Wi-Fi On/Off Button: Press this button to turn on/off Wi-Fi connection.
What to do when Wi-Fi LED on the Asus Router is not turned on?
- If the Wi-Fi LED is not turned on, then you need to check if the Wi-Fi switch of the router is on or not.
- Also, check if the ‘Radio function’ is enabled on the setting page.
- Make sure to use the latest router firmware.
- Restore the router to the default setting by pressing the ‘Reset’ button given at the back of the router with a paperclip or any other pointed object for 5 seconds.
With that, your Asus router will be restored to factory defaults and the problem related to Wi-Fi LED will also be fixed.