The Cox Panoramic WiFi device uses a different set of colored lights to indicate various possible problems. There are a total of four colors; green, blue, orange-red, and white. Therefore, each light indicates a different situation or issue with the device. Here, we’ll focus on the potential problems indicated by an orange blinking light.
Cox Panoramic WiFi Blinking Orange Light
The blinking orange light essentially indicates that you are experiencing a poor internet connection. In technical terms, your Cox WiFi device is registering for downstream data.
Meanwhile, it might be that there is a general issue in your neighborhood, so it’s a good idea to determine whether that is the problem first of all.
If you have established that this problem is unique to your device, you’ll need to carry out a few simple checks to determine why your connectivity is running slow. There can be various reasons for this, so it’s best to work through them in order.
Before you check multiple aspects of the device, the manufacturer’s advice is to reboot the device. Rebooting is done by switching off the power for around 60 seconds and then firing it up again. If that doesn’t bring it back to life, read on:
1. Loose cable and wire connections
Firstly, you should check that all cables and wires are connected securely. If anything is loose, reconnect it and see if that fixes the problem.
When you fix the problem, the orange blinking light will change to a solid green light, so you’ll know that everything is back in good working order.
2. Limited Downstream Signal
The blinking orange light may be an indication that there is a blockage in the downstream signal. The first thing to do is move the device. Often, raising its position will be sufficient to receive a better signal.
Besides, it may be that the device is too far away from the router. If this is the case, simply placing both your device and router closer together may be enough to fix the problem.
Alternatively, there may be some obstacle in the way of the signal. Try placing your device or your router in a different position and make sure there are no large objects between them that could be interfering with the signal.
3. Weak WiFi Signal Strength
The problem could be that there are too many devices connected to the router. The more devices you connect to it, the greater the demand you place on your router and the slower your WiFi performs.
Hence, the best way to avoid slow performance is to disable all background tasks and disconnect inactive devices. You can check which devices are currently running by checking your device settings and remove the unnecessary devices off the connection list.
4. Out of Date Router
If you have tried all of the above, but the problem persists, it is worth checking your router’s age. An old router that is out of date may be the problem. If this is the case, the only solution is to buy a more modern router to get the best out of your Cox Panoramic.
Finally, if you have tried all of the above and the orange light is still blinking, it’s time to get in touch with Cox by calling their customer support team.