Should you be worried about your TalkTalk flashing orange and white? Does it mean that there’s something wrong with your internet?

Well, it depends. It depends on how long your router continues to flash orange and white. If it stops flashing soon, then you have nothing to worry about.

However, if your TalkTalk continues to flash orange and white indefinitely, what can you do about it?

You’ll find all the answers and solutions that you’re seeking in this guide.

What Does TalkTalk Flashing Orange and White Light Mean?

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There’s a difference between your TalkTalk router light being solid orange and flashing orange and white.

If your TalkTalk router light is solid orange, then it means that it is starting up.

If you see your TalkTalk flashing orange and white then it means that it is in the process of connecting to the internet.

Once it has connected to the network, the flashing orange and white light will become solid orange as the router tries to verify the network it has connected to.

After the verification process is complete, the light will turn solid white which means that your network is working fine.

However, if the router gets stuck and continues flashing orange and white even after 15 minutes, then you have a problem.

To fix this problem, try the following solutions.

Make Sure Your New Connection Is Activated

If your connection is new then your TalkTalk router will either get stuck flashing orange and white or freeze with a solid orange light.

The reason for this is that your new connection hasn’t been registered on the company’s system yet.

It can take up to 24 hours for this to happen but it usually happens in under 12 hours. So, all you need to do is wait.

You can try to expedite the process by contacting the company’s customer care team.

Check The TalkTalk Service Status

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If the network is down from TalkTalk’s end, then your device will have trouble connecting to it.

There’s not much you can do either except verify that the service is really down.

To do this, you need to visit the company’s Service Status page and log into your account.

Once logged in, you will not only be able to see the service status but also run “quick tests” for your specific connection.

Reboot Your TalkTalk Router

Regardless of whether your TalkTalk is flashing orange and white or if it is stuck on solid orange, the easiest solution is to reboot the router.

Here’s how.

  • Switch off the TalkTalk router and remove the plug from the power outlet.
  • Wait for two minutes before re-inserting the plug and switching on your router.
  • Give your router five to ten minutes to restart and establish the right connections.
  • You’ll know it is ready when the light is solid white.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, move on to the next step.

Remove And Reattach All the Cables

If the cables behind your router are not connected properly, then it can prevent the device from connecting to the network.

So, checking the cables will help.

  • Switch off the TalkTalk router and remove all the cables.
  • Wait for two minutes before reattaching the cables and turning the router on.
  • Wait for the light to stabilise to solid white.

If it doesn’t and continues to blink orange and white, try the next step.

Change Router Settings

Sometimes, the cause for your TalkTalk flashing orange and white can be the router settings.

Changing them can help. Here are the steps.

  • On your browser, go to your router page by typing the address 192.168.1.1.
  • You’ll be asked to type in your username and password. They can be found on the back of your router.
  • Once you’ve logged in, click on Internet Connectivity and select IPV4.
  • Inside, change the Connection Type from DCHP to PPP.
  • Log out and reboot your router.

Check the Internal Phone Wiring in your Home

Your home’s internal phone wiring can also be the cause of your TalkTalk flashing orange and white.

The best way of checking this is to use the test socket on your main phone socket.

  • Start by identifying that your main phone socket has a test socket. Only main phone sockets that have a horizontal line have test sockets.
  • If your main phone socket has a horizontal line, the test socket will be behind the faceplate.
  • Unscrew the faceplate and insert the microfilter lead into the test socket inside.
  • Plug in the router’s grey broadband cable into the ADSL port on the microfilter.
  • If the flashing orange and white light go away then the cause was your home’s internal wiring.
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Conclusion:

If you find your TalkTalk flashing orange and white then you’re in the same boat as people who have found their BT Smart Hub flashing purple or those whose Virgin Media router starts flashing green.

It means that even though your router is working fine, it is unable to connect to the internet.

Typically, the cause for this problem is either a network problem at the end of the service provider or a loose cable. This is why these kinds of problems are fairly easy to solve provided you know what to do.