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WPS Button flashing/orange/red

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Raypev, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Raypev

    Raypev Registered Members

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    Hi all
    Hope this is the appropriate forum for this issue!
    I use Windows 8.1 with Chrome browser.I get my internet via a BT landline, Sky Broadband and an old o2 wireless router (Although now on sky broadband o2 router has been fine for years so why change to a new Sky router when all is fine!) However last light I lost internet connection and the WPS button on my router continually flashed orange and then turned to red. The green internet button on my router indicated internet not connected but then came back on and the WPS button stopped flashing

    All now seems normal with no indication from my AV Windows defender for my Windows 8.1. I have done a Google on this issue with a suggestion possibly someone has tried to hi jack my router connection? I am also informed my router will have combated the attempt by shutting down after so many attempted hacks and then back to normal after a short time which seems to fit what has happened.
    Can any of you guys please confirm my likely situation at present.
    Thanks
    Ray
     
  2. Bill

    Bill Registered Members

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    Hi Raypev and welcome to CHF,

    The google explanation sounds plausible to me. But one of the best reasons I can think of for buying a new router is better security.
     
  3. Tony D

    Tony D Administrator Administrator

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    Hello and welcome Raypev,
    That would indicate you lost the connection to your ISP. It could be that something happened related to the ISP - they could have had a network failure and it took some time to recover or switch to a backup. Or it could be a router hic-cup.

    This indicates that you lost connection between the router and your computer. This could also be a router hic-cup.

    I'd think the WPS connection would be independent of the network connection, but I'm not sure. This could be simply an issue with your router. Suggest you contact your ISP to be sure.
     
  4. Raypev

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    Thanks for your rapid response Tony.
    All is fine now
    Ray
     

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