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Old February 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Default Red Lan Port led, what does it mean

I have a DGN3500, When I plug one particular device on my network into any given port on the router, the port led turns red.

There's nothing in the manual about red lan ports, only green and amber so can anyone tell me, what does a red lan port mean?

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Old February 8th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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never heard yet for red led.

contact support at my.netgear.com and use open technical submission
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Old February 9th, 2011, 04:35 PM
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never heard yet for red led.

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Hi jmizoguchi, It turns out the led light may be amber, I find it hard to differentiate.

So can anyone confirm what an amber light on a lan port on the DGN3500 means? The manual says that it means that the connection is 10Mbit but I am not sure I trust that.

The router has 1Gbit ports no? so therefore I assume it can support 3 speeds - 10Mb, 100Mb and 1Gb. So surely then it should have three lan port led colours?

I have a Philips TV (37PFL7605H), It's less than a year old. When I connect its lan port to DGN3500, the lan port on the router lights amber suggesting that this brand new TV only has a 10Mbit port ? surely not?

Same happens when I connect my Satellite Box (VU+ Duo). Amber port on router, again I'm sure the VU+ has a lan port that operates at > 10Mbit.

Can anyone clarify for me?
Note, I am using latest firmware on router (V1.1.00.28_1.00.28)#

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Old February 9th, 2011, 04:42 PM
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non gigabit rouer

amber 10Mbps
green 100Mbps

gigbit router

amber 10/100Mbps
green 1000Mbps
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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jmizoguchi

Are you sure? I quote from the manual as follows...

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If a LAN port is connected to a 100 Mbps device, verify that the portís LED is green. If the port is 10 Mbps, the LED is amber
Now let me tell you why this matters, I was convinced that the Lan port on my Ä400 VU+ Duo was failing after I noticed an amber led port on the router. So yesterday I sent the unit back to vendor in Spain, cost me Ä56 postage.
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Can someone from Netgear please clarify this please?

See above post #5
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anyone ?
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: Red Lan Port led, what does it mean

Is it possible for someone in Netgear to answer this simple question please.

What do the Lan port leds on the DGN3500 indicate ?
What connection speed does amber indicate?
What connection speed does green indicate?

According to the DGN3500's manual...and I quote

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If a LAN port is connected to a 100 Mbps device, verify that the portís LED is green. If the port is 10 Mbps, the LED is amber.
If the above is true - what about 1Gbit?
Also based on the above, I have entered into dispute with another manufacturer as I thought their network product was operating at only 10Mbit going by the manuals information above.

Can I have some clarification on this please ?
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non gigabit rouer

amber 10Mbps
green 100Mbps

gigbit router

amber 10/100Mbps
green 1000Mbps
on gigabit router, if amber it is 10/100 and it is negotiated at 10Mbps based on router and the network adapter

force the network adapter to 100base-t full duplex on network adapter
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so why does the manual say this?

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If a LAN port is connected to a 100 Mbps device, verify that the portís LED is green. If the port is 10 Mbps, the LED is amber.
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