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WPS light constantly flashing on router

jackiewillsher
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Registered: 27-04-2015

WPS light constantly flashing on router

I understand that it is possible to disable this function to stop the light constantly flashing.
Can someone please tell me how to do this?
thanks
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Which router are you using?
I've never seen a WPS light do you mean the wifi light, if so you can't turn that off without disabling wifi.
But with the TG582n you can turn all light off using a few telnet commands.
http://npr.me.uk/telnet.html#led
This command does not survive a reboot, need to re-issue the command each time the router is restarted.
jackiewillsher
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Router is SAGECOM Router 2704N PLUSNET
There is no problem with the WiFi light, there is a separate WPS light, The Plusnet Booklet says the WPS is either flashing if it is searching for a device to connect to
or it is off. There is no info on how to turn it off
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

I don't have that router, have you seen PN's online router help pages.
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/hardware/
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

jackiewillsher
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Yes that did it
Thanks Old Jim Cheesy
[Moderator's note by Dick(Strat) All caps post edited as per forum rule.
glesgajohn
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Quote from: Oldjim
this covers it http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/hardware/plusnet-2704n-wireless.shtml

thanx for this info
PilgrimMike
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

I had the same problem. Going into 'Advanced Settings' and unticking 'WPS enabled' stopped the WPS light flashing.

Jonpe
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Yes, my WPS light started flashing about a month after I joined PN.  I tried to turn off WPS by pressing the button on the side of the router, but that failed to work, so I did exactly what you did, PilgrimMike.

widgetwilk39
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

how do you get to Advance SettingHuh i have the same problem

widgetwilk39
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

I've done it, phoned them and there is a wifi button on the side of my router, pressed that and it worked,

Baldrick1
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

If it comes back and you want to fully disable the function follow old jim's link then select your router followed by 'how do I log in to my router'. Here you will find that you can select 'advanced options'.

widgetwilk39
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Thanks baldrick, now found the link you said and will keep that in mind,   but since phoning Plusnet and solving that problem another has developed, I now can't get Wi Fi connection on my smart phone, think thats all got to be 'set-up' again, think I might have to wait till son comes weekend, not to vital, just annoying,

Superuser
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

Rather sounds as though you switched the wifi off.

I don't know these routers very well ... but it would not surprise me if the flashing Wi-Fi light is an indication that it is in use! 

widgetwilk39
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Re: WPS light constantly flashing on router

You could be right, but if so, the computer internet works alright but my wireless printer does not seem to work and also I have a wireless mouse and that is going 'funny' but the wireless keyboard is alright,

thanks for that info, my son is coming later and I am out this morning, but will let you know what happens

thanks again   PS, I have a 2740n router,