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Blue light on Hub One far too bright

Annie
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Blue light on Hub One far too bright

I'm finding the bright blue light on the front of the Hub One too bright, especially at night. I'm wondering whether to place something in front of it like a square coaster or sticking some cardboard in front of the light. Does anybody know if this would block out the signal from the router. I don't know where the antennae are located inside.

Annie
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Denny
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

You can change the brightness by logging into the router.

Go to

http://192.168.1.254

Click settings, pop the router password in then you should see where it says hub lights then change the brightness to low.

nikkas
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

and it'll still be too bright ;-)

SpendLessTime
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

@Annie

 

A piece of cardboard won't affect the signal unless it is covered in aluminum foil. Smiley

Annie
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright


Denny wrote:

You can change the brightness by logging into the router.

Go to

http://192.168.1.254

Click settings, pop the router password in then you should see where it says hub lights then change the brightness to low.


Already did this but I think that only relates to the error lights if and when they appear in the panel below the blue light

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Annie
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright


SpendLessTime wrote:

@Annie

 

A piece of cardboard won't affect the signal unless it is covered in aluminum foil. Smiley


Thanks @SpendLessTime. Funny you should say that. The coaster I used last night had a tin-foil like appearance on the top and it occurred to me that this might not be a good idea! Tongue

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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

Annie
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright


anniesboy wrote:

I have used these on a number things.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009WSJNCW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I spotted these after I posted yesterday and ordered some. The ones I've ordered are the same original 50-80% strength. It'll be interesting to see whether this will be enough to keep out the worst of the glow and whether they will stick on the slightly raised blue light. I'm sure I will find other uses for them if not.

Annie
Dave5
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

We too have found it much too bright on its first night in our bedroom. We switched the hub off overnight, contrary to instructions. This morning our broadband speed is considerably faster -- not slower, as per warning. Will monitor in the coming days. Have applied the "dimming" process (see link elsewhere here) but not sure it'll be dim enough. Another possibility is to stick black insulating tape over most of the light.

Annie
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

In the end I got some masking tape and stuck some thick cardboard in front of the light leaving the bottom part unstuck in case I want to lift the cardboard to see the colour of the light (see photo). Doesn't look attractive but the router lives in my small bedroom/study so it doesn't bother me.

Annie
damole
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

Maybe one of the mods can suggest that future routers have options to lower the brightness on all LEDs or even turn them off unless there is an error.

Browni
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

There is an option to reduce the brightness on the Hub One.
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

There have been a number of suggestions in the past on the forum, my favourite being a piece of Blu-Tack.

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damole
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

Previous poster said they didnt't think it works for the main blue light.  I have already checked that setting and I didn't see any change.  I guess I will try it tonight when it's dark to be certain.

Browni
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Re: Blue light on Hub One far too bright

It does, maybe some dim more than others?
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.