Decoding the LED light is a critical step in keeping a good network. Whether it is a firmware issue, a connection issue, or a hardware failure, your LED panel can tell you a lot about the status of your device. That being said, the Meraki Cisco is very effective at informing you about certain aspects of your device’s health, but when it comes to interpreting what your device is trying to communicate, you may need a good understanding of the LED codes.
The Cisco Meraki orange light issue has been widely discussed on numerous forums, so we will discuss it briefly in this article.
Fixing Cisco Meraki Orange Light:
- Meraki Is Booting Up:
An orange light on your device usually indicates that Cisco Meraki is booting up. Even though it appears to be a normal process of starting up the device, the real issue arises when the orange light illuminates for an extended period. This, however, may indicate that your device is stuck in a boot loop. It can occur when there is a loose connection between your device and the power adapter, or when the power is fluctuating, causing your device to reboot constantly.
- Check Connectivity:
Check your device’s network cable first. If it is defective in any way, you should try connecting with a new network cable. Turn off the device and wait a few seconds for it to cool down. Then, using an AC adapter, connect the device to a power source. It is preferable to use direct switches rather than power strips or extensions. Turn on your Meraki and check to see if the orange light goes out.
- Check The PoE Switch:
An orange light will appear even if you use a PoE switch or PoE injector connected to a faulty switch port. So, if your device is powered by PoE, consider connecting the switch to a different switch port on your device. The current switch may be broken.
If you’re using a PoE injector, connect it to another AP to ensure it’s working properly. It is critical to inspect all physical appliances to ensure that they are in good working order. Because if any of them fails, it can affect the entire unit.
- Perform A Factory Reset:
Whether the issue is one of connection, hardware, or configuration, a factory reset is the best way to resolve it. In most cases, your device’s performance can be affected by configuration issues, a simple factory reset to your Meraki device will do the work.
Your Meraki device has a reset button on the back that is clearly labeled, so you won’t have any trouble finding it. It may be labeled as a ‘RESET’ or ‘RESTORE’ button, but if you are unsure, you can always consult a user manual for clarification. All you have to do is use a paperclip to press the reset button for 15 seconds. When you release the button, your device will reboot and be reset to factory defaults.