Decoding the Purple Light on Your Linksys Velop

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Were you troubled because of your Linksys extender’s purple light blinking? The best of us get that issue and prominent solutions are there. So, you do not have to worry about a thing. In addition to that, all extenders show various lights to indicate different situations and working stages of the device. It facilitates the maintenance of the extender. But most users do not have knowledge about the lights and that is why they freak out. But one can prevent that if provided with the proper information. That is why, we are going to explain every single detail about the Linksys extender purple light issue.

Various Lights And Their Meaning

In order to fix the issue, one has to know about the root cause of the issue. You can not solve any problem permanently if you handle the surface problem only. All the information about light solid and blinking lights is given below. Read all the details thoroughly to understand the core concept.

Blinking Green Light

  • The device is starting up.
  • Resetting to factory settings.
  • Upgrading the firmware.

Solid Green Light

A solid green light stands for the fact that the device is ready to use. You do not have to configure any settings after that.

Solid Orange Light

It means the connection with the router is weak and inefficient. You should unplug the range extender and shift it to a place closer to the router.

Blinking Orange Light

There are two reasons for the Linksys extender blinking orange light.

  • If the configuration was already done then this light shows that the extender is not connected to the router.
  • If the internet extender is on factory default settings then it means the extender is ready to set up.


  • Check your internet connection. Talk to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if needed. Upgrade the plan you are using if the number of devices requires more internet.
  • Once you know the router has no problem, check the range extender. Try power cycling it then place it closer to the router. Wait for one minute before switching it back on.
linksys velop blinking orange light

Solid Orange Light

  • When the extender is in pairing mode then it shows solid orange light.
  • If the LED light is off during the pairing it means the WPS is not enabled.

Blinking Green Light

When the ethernet cable is connected and active the extender shows a blinking green light. It also blinks when the extender is sending or receiving data over an ethernet cable.

Blinking Purple Light

Linksys extender Blinking purple light is not an issue in the first place. All of us have faced this situation once or more times. It is just an indication that your range extender is ready to set up. So, all you have to do is configure the extender to get rid of this situation.

Let’s Do The Initial Setup

Linksys range extender
  • Place the Linksys range extender near the router and plug it in.
  • Connect the router and the extender via an ethernet cable. You can connect both of them wirelessly also.
  • Go to the Network settings of your device and click on the extender name when it appears.
  • Now enter the web or IP address of Linksys in the search panel of any web browser of your choice.
  • Select your extender model.
  • Click on the login option.
  • Enter your SSID and password in the login interface. The login credentials are given on the label of your extender. Collect them beforehand.
  • Wait for a few seconds and retype the credentials if the process fails.
  • You can log in via the Linksys mobile app.
  • Download the app and enter the login credentials accurately.

Final Setup Of The Linksys Velop

  • Go to the setup page and customize settings according to your convenient operating method.
  • You need to fill in the SSID and password before getting access to customization.
  • Once you are allowed, start making the changes according to you.
  • Change the SSID and password for a more convenient and secure network.
  • Manage parental controls if you have kids in your house. Control the data consumption and browsing to create a safe bubble for your kids.
  • Set up guest mode and number of devices that can connect to your network.
  • Explore the port forwarding feature and activate it for secure web hosting and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Manage security and privacy options.
  • Set up questions and answers for two-factor authentication. It doubles the network security.
  • Click on Done once you are satisfied with the settings.
  • Go to your network settings on your device and connect to the existing router.
  • Reboot your device and start enjoying the improved and strengthened internet connection.

Technical Support Team

Connect to our technical support team if the LED does not stop blinking purple. The technicians are highly trained and experienced. They will be able to identify the root cause in no time and fix it as soon as possible.