How To Fix An Eero Flashing White Light?

The eero home Wi-Fi system generally delivers reliable service with optimal coverage. However, when there is a problem, the eero device will keep you informed through an LED status light. Eero communicates through flashing or solid color light displays; different colors have specific meanings.

Read on to learn what eero’s color displays mean, such as a flashing white light. Plus, we’ll provide fixes you can try if there is a problem.

Reasons an Eero Will Flash White

There are a few reasons your eero device would flash a white light.

  • Your eero is booting up.
  • The eero software has started up and is connecting to the internet.
  • Your eero is having problems connecting to the internet.
  • Your eero device has disconnected from the app.

How to Fix the Eero Flashing White Light

Here are a few things you can try to clear the flashing white light on your eero device after giving it a few minutes to ensure that the device isn’t booting or still trying to initialize a connection to the internet.

Disconnect, Then Re-Connect the Device

Try power cycling your eero to help resolve internet connection issues. Here’s how:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from your eero device, and wait for 30 seconds.
  2. Re-connect the power cord.

Restart Your Network

Refresh the network connections by restarting your network from the eero app. Follow these steps.

  1. Launch the eero app and access the “Settings” tab.
  2. Press the “Restart Network” option.
  3. Confirm you want to restart your network.

Reboot the Eero Device

Rebooting a device is a common troubleshooting step that can resolve many issues. You can reboot your eero device using the app; here are the steps.

  1. Launch the app and open the “Home” tab.
  2. In the top center, press the “Online status” button.
  3. Select the eero device that needs rebooting to access its options menu.
  1. Scroll down to “Reset,” then tap the “Reset” button
  2. Select “Restart eero” from the sub-options list.

Reset the Eero Device

Resetting your eero is another common troubleshooting step to help resolve malfunctions. You can reset your eero device by pushing the reset button. Depending on the eero model, the reset button can be found on the back, underneath, or the left side of the device. Before resetting your eero, ensure it has been on for at least 45 seconds.

The reset button can be used to perform either a soft or hard reset.

Soft Reset

A soft reset clears all network configurations from the eero while preserving its sessions and keeping the eero on your network. Here’s how to soft reset an eero.

  1. Unplug your eero’s power cord.
  2. Long-press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cord back into your eero.
  1. Long-press the reset button until the light flashes yellow, then let go.
  2. After a few moments, the eero light should return to solid white and display a green outline.
Hard Reset/Factory Reset

On the other hand, if you’re still having issues, consider resetting the eero to its factory settings. A hard reset will delete the network configurations, clear the session and logs, and remove your eero from the network. Hard resets are ideal for resolving many chronic performance issues.

Note: The whole network and network settings will be removed by performing a hard reset on your gateway eero (the eero connected to your modem or upstream device). Eero recommends swapping out your gateway for another eero if you just need to hard reset one device.

Here’s how to hard reset your eero.

  1. Unplug your eero’s power cord.
  2. Long-press the reset push button for 30 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cord back into your eero.
  1. Long-press the reset push button until the light flashes red, then let go.
  2. Following an effective hard reset, the eero will indicate that it’s ready to be set up again by a flashing blue light.

Eero’s Flashing Lights

The eero device will communicate its status by displaying a solid or flashing colored light. Different displays denote different statutes. Internet connection issues are usually relatively easy to resolve using common troubleshooting fixes like ensuring a correct setup and ensuring that nothing is physically blocking the connection.

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