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Router Orange Light Flashing

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Internet is connected but flaky and keeps dropping - all day long. Orange light flashing non stop. Called TalkTalk and engineer gave me a number to call back in 20 mins. So I did - I called back but the lines were closed, office shuts at 7pm message. Slightly annoying! Prior to this no issues for months. Got a University online exam tomorrow so hope Internet connection works by then!

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Hi @Dougie391,


Can you ensure that the cable that connects the router to the phone socket is firmly attached.


It would be worth going to the Service Centre to do a test on your phone line, this will indicate if there is currently a fault on your line. You can also access this from the ‘My Account’ site.


Also, if you have a landline phone can you check to see if that is working normally (i.e. you have a clear dial tone and no noise on the line).


If your master phone socket has a test socket then you could also try the router in there, that would then eliminate any of the phone wiring in your home as being a possible cause of the problem.


The TalkTalk staff on this community will also be able to help, they will hopefully be able to respond to this post within a working day or two. You may get faster support from the live chat or by phoning up during opening hours.

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Tried all that. Orange light still flashing.

Community Team - TT Staff

Hi Dougie,


I'm sorry to hear this. I've run a test on the line which hasn't detected a fault. Do you have an alternative router that you can test with?