Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 17:01 Post subject: Wireless lights on WRT1200AC V2
Long time DD-WRT user, infrequent poster. My house is strung out across a mountain side so I have been running (4) e4200s as APs for seamless connectivity from one end to the other (all behind a pfSense box). Decided it's time to move to something newer and picked up a bunch of WRT1200AC V2s. DD-WRT load (current 10/1/2019 r41218) went relatively smooth and config transfer is done on 1st unit. Everything appears to be working fine and speed/transition on mobile devices zone to zone is working fine.
Except, the 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz pattern lights on the front of the first unit are both off - no connection or activity. I've been through the forum posts and config parms and just don't see where these can be turned off/on. Not saying they aren't there, I just haven't found them.
Do the wireless pattern lights just not work under DD-WRT or am I missing something? Any help or ideas appreciated.
Joined: 04 Aug 2018 Posts: 447 Location: Appalachian mountains, USA
Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 21:25 Post subject:
If those lights are anything like on my WRT1900ACSv2 routers, they have simply become so dim with age that you can't see them. Same issue for the power light, the Internet/WAN light, and the USB lights. Have you looked in a completely darkened room?
On my model the four LAN lights use different LEDs and have longer life.
Somewhere in the forums there's an extensive thread on the dim-LED problem. _________________ Six of the Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 on r38159, r39144, r40009, and r40784. On various:
VLANs, client-mode travel router, two DNSCrypt servers (incl Quad9), multiple VAPs, USB/NAS, QoS, OpenVPN client/PBR (old=NordVPN, new=AirVPN).