Having a stable internet connection, especially if you’re over WiFi or ethernet is an absolute must these days. While most ISPs do provide a stable connection more often than not, problems can show up from time to time either on the equipment you’re using or from your ISP’s end.
In this article, we’re taking a look at Xfinity modems blinking green, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes this issue?
Your router often uses blinking LEDs to communicate its current status. While a blinking green LED isn’t usually a sign of trouble, on Xfinity modems it can indicate a problem with internet instability. Some of the most common reasons why this happens include.
- Damaged/loose cables.
- Hardware issues on the router or modem.
- Issues from your ISP’s end.
How to fix this issue?
Here are six fixes you can try out.
Restart the router
One of the first things you should do is try and restart your router. Restarting internet devices can fix seemingly random issues that cause connectivity problems, including the Xfinity router blinking green issue. Just turn off your router (and modem) and wait for a few minutes before turning it back on again.
Check the splitter
Xfinity will usually install a splitter alongside your internet connection that ‘splits’ the connection into WiFi, TV and phone. If there’s a problem with this splitter, it can impact the inbound internet signals to your router. Check to see if the splitter is functioning properly and now showing signs of defects, including overheating and mechanical damage.
Check the cables
The next thing to do is check to see if the splitter, the incoming WAN cable and any other inbound connections to your router are intact. Regular wear and tear can damage the cable carrying WAN signals to your router causing internet issues.
If you see any damage to any inbound connections, including any cuts and breaks, reach out to your ISP for support and get them to fix the cables.
Check for outages
Outages from your ISP’s end can also cause orange lights on your router. Check out the Xfinity service outage page to see if your area is experiencing issues. If you are facing issues, you can contact Xfinity to find out how long it’ll take for services to resume.
Hardware failure in the router or modem
If a part inside your router or modem fails and doesn’t work anymore, the green blinking LED could very well indicate that. The best way to confirm this is to either check the Xfinity app, which will tell you the exact cause of the issue or contact Xfinity support to have a look at the router or modem.
Contact Xfinity support
Finally, if nothing else works, you’re going to have to reach out to Xfinity support and have them either assist you remotely or send a technician over to your house to diagnose and fix the problem. There’s a good chance that the issue actually persists in your router and a replacement from the ISP would be able to fix the problem.