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Verizon Flashing Blue Light? Meaning and Fixes

Verizon Flashing Blue Light? Meaning and Fixes

A flashing blue light on a Verizon router means that the router is trying to connect to another device, and if it continues, the connection has failed due to inadequate signal strength.

Here are some quick tips: get your connection working as quickly as possible.

Restart Your Router

Restarting your Verizon router is one option you can try to get your router working correctly again. Restarting the router seems to do a hard reset, which fixes any glitches or connection issues.

To restart your router, follow the below steps:

  1. Firstly, check all cables are correctly plugged in
  2. Restart the device by holding down the unified button located on the front of the router. 
  3. If the blue light continues to flash once the router has restarted, try unplugging it completely and removing all ethernet cables.
  4. Reconnect all cables and plug the router back in to restart.
  5. Wait until the light on the front of the router turns green.

Factory Reset

If a quick restart on your router hasn’t solved the blue flashing light, you may need to try a factory reset. It’s important to try restarting the router first, as a factory reset will wipe any existing network settings from the device.

To carry out a factory reset, follow the below instructions:

  1. Hold and press the reset button on the back of the router for at least 15 seconds using a small object such as a paperclip. 
  2. Give the router some time to power down completely, and then restart the router.
  3. You can now reconfigure your network settings, provided the blue light has stopped flashing and the light on the front of the router has turned green.

Check if There Are Local Verizon Signal Issues

If your router still doesn’t work after restarting and trying a factory reset, there could be an issue with the Verizon signal locally affecting many users in your area.

You can check to see if there is a Verizon outage via their website. You can also report any other issue in the portal.


We hope these quick tips have helped with stopping the Verizon flashing blue light. If you’re still having problems, reach out to Verizon directly for a permanent fix.