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Wi-fi light on router

Nacho
Grafter
Posts: 28
Registered: 13-03-2013

Wi-fi light on router

I've recently set up my 582 router and there's a button/light on the top for wi-fi.
I've been into the router settings and enabled power reduction mode, which says that when wi-fi is not being used, this function on the router is de-activated. Thing is, I haven't connected to the wi-fi for over 12 hours and yet the wi-fi button/green light still comes on intermittently.  Nobody is connected (it's not the flash that occurs when the wi-fi is being used) - the wifi light just comes on for 30 seconds or so at a time at regular intervals.
Anyone else noticed this? The wifi button doesn't get referenced in the user guide (or the WPS button for that matter)
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PeeGee
Aspiring Pro
Posts: 1,081
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Registered: 05-04-2009

Re: Wi-fi light on router

So, when the wifi is deactivated as it is not being used, how does a client connect Shocked Roll eyes Presumably, the wifi is turned on for a short period so that a connection can be made and power raised for the session Cheesy
Plusnet Fibre (Sep 2014), Essentials (Feb 2013); ADSL (Apr 2009); Customer since Jan 2004 (on 28kb dial-up)
Using a TP-Link TD-W9980 modem-router.
Nacho
Grafter
Posts: 28
Registered: 13-03-2013

Re: Wi-fi light on router

I see what you're saying, but if I disable the power save mode then I think the wi-fi light exhibits the same characteristics, which makes me wonder what the power reduction mode actually does.
I know with other wireless routers, the wifi light only comes on when you attempt to make a connection to it. I can't see why the light would preiodically come on on the 582.