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Arlo Pro Base Station LED blinking

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bigdig2001 Apprentice
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Hi,

I have a quick question. Since a few days I see the middle LED of my Arlo Pro Basestation blinking from time to time. I've the impression this is new and before all three LEDs were consitandly on green light. Does anyone know what the individual LEDs are for and why the middle one in blinking from time to time?

 

Overall the Arlo Pro is working fine. No issues just like to understand this.

 

Thx

 

Markus. 

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station

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Master Streak2 Master
Master

The documentation always referred to the blinking internet light

 

https://kb.arlo.com/989/What-do-the-LEDs-on-my-Arlo-or-Arlo-Pro-base-station-mean

 

but the firmware had not yet caught up.

This change is part of a series of changes being introduced to help users resolve their base station offline issues themselves. If the Internet LED is flashing, it will only flash when communicating to the backend due to a trigger, login, or just status check.

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surfer1000 Luminary
Luminary
I was just about to post the same, the base station just got an update and since then the middle led "sending data" is constantly flashing now!
Guru jguerdat Guru
Guru

New feature.  It's like the LEDs on your router - activity triggers a blinking LED.  It's the new normal.

bigdig2001 Apprentice
Apprentice

Well if this is a new feature, then what is it telling me? I feel it's annoying rather then supportiv. But well if there is a good reason what it does then ok I'll have to acknowledge this. 

Master Streak2 Master
Master
JPC Prodigy
Prodigy

It's an annoying continuous activity light what it is.. 

surfer1000 Luminary
Luminary
If it wasn't broke why fix it?
Master Streak2 Master
Master

The documentation always referred to the blinking internet light

 

https://kb.arlo.com/989/What-do-the-LEDs-on-my-Arlo-or-Arlo-Pro-base-station-mean

 

but the firmware had not yet caught up.

This change is part of a series of changes being introduced to help users resolve their base station offline issues themselves. If the Internet LED is flashing, it will only flash when communicating to the backend due to a trigger, login, or just status check.

View solution in original post

Guru jguerdat Guru
Guru
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
JPC Prodigy
Prodigy

Now am seeing no light on "internet" status .. But everything still works... Seems like someone at Arlo's end is messing around with it.. 

Guru jguerdat Guru
Guru

Doubtful.  Try power cycling the base.