Verizon Network Extenders are the devices that are used to extend the range for your Wi-Fi signals and you don’t have to use two separate routers or internet connections to make it work. With the right network extender from Verizon, you can have the perfect compatibility with all the other Verizon equipment.
This also makes sure that you can extend the signals for your Wi-Fi network to a much larger area than your Wi-Fir router will normally do. However, if the light on your network extender is flashing Red and you are unable to make it work, you need to follow these steps.
Verizon Network Extender SYS Light Blinking Red: The reason?
The reason behind this might not be simple. There is only one light indicator on the extender and it will be solid green when everything is fine. If not, you will be seeing the red light flashing so you will need to check a few things to ensure that everything is working fine and that can take some time. A few things that you need to do are:
1) Check the connections
You will need to make sure that all the cables and connections from the router to your Wi-Fi extender are connected properly and there is not any sort of loose ends there. If any wire is not tied properly and has a loose connection that might be hanging, that can cause you to see this problem on the extender. You also need to check if the cable has a sharp bent or might be damaged in between.
Another thing that you will need to ensure is that the cables are plugged correctly. There is an input port on the Wi-Fi router and several output ports. Similarly, it goes the same for the extender. What you need to do is make sure that the cable connecting your Wi-Fi router with the extender is connected to the output port on the Wi-Fi router and on the input port on the extender.
2) Restart the Router
Now, there can also be some error with your router and that should be fixed once you restart it properly. You will need to pull out the power chord on your Verizon router and let it sit for a minute or two. After that, plug in the power chord back as it was before and that will solve the problem for you and you should be able to use the extender without having to deal with the red light flashing rapidly.
3) Contact Verizon
Verizon offers installation and troubleshooting as a part of their support so they will be more than happy to help you with the process. What you need to do here is contact them and they will be able to not only diagnose the problem that you are having with your extender but also fix it as well. If you are trying to install the extender for the first time and seeing this red light blinking, it is better to wait for the support department to install it correctly for you.