Is your DIRECTV wireless video bridge blinking green, and you do not understand what you can do about it to stop?
Your DIRECTV wireless video has different lights, each with its interpretation.
So, when any of them lights up, you don’t need to worry since they only communicate some information. Below we shall see why it blinks green and understand how to fix it.
When the DIRECTV wireless video bridge blinks green, it means it is on Beacon or survey mode. It is finding a place it can connect well with your device. Once the location is appropriate, the blinking will stop.
When you see a green light blinking on your DIRECTV wireless video bridge, it may mean any of the following.
1. Wireless Video Bridge. The wireless video bridge is transiting from Beacon to regular mode.
2. MoCA Network. The device is connected to the MoCA network and hence the error may occur.
3. No Communication. The error can occur due to no communication between the Genie server and WVB2
4. Add Mode. Another reason why the DIRECTV video bridge may blink green is that a wireless client is in add mode.
Note: A green light blinking on your DIRECTV wireless video is normal during a specific operation.
So, you may not need to tense unless it continuously blinks past ten minutes onwards.
You can remove the green light blinking on your Bridge using any of the listed methods.
Some fixing methods require only patience while some a bit of handwork. So, try each until your device works correctly.
Your DIRECTV wireless video bridge will blink green when trying to find a comfortable location; this means that it is in beacon mode.
You may only need to wait for around five minutes, and the device will come back to regular mode.
Once it finds one, it will show a solid green LED light to mean that it is okay.
If the video bridge still blinks green, you may need to try another technique. Kindly check below.
One of the major causes of a wireless video bridge blinking green is loose cables or using fake cables.
The first attempt to resolve the problem is to secure the cables.
If the problem continues even after confirming you have secure cables, you can try using another client on the same cables.
Remove your current video bridge and hook the other client in the same position. If it works, then your client is the problem. If it fails to work, your cables are the issue.
Kindly get a cable approved by DIRECTV for the connection and see if the problem goes away.
A DirecTV wireless video bridge blinking green and blue shows that it is adding wireless clients. Once you are done with the process, the LED light should turn solid blue.
You can use these steps to complete adding client(s).
- Press the Menu option on your genie remote, then go to settings.
- Select ‘Whole-home,’ followed by ‘Manage clients,’
- After that select ‘Add clients.’
You will see a PIN displayed on the screen, kindly note it somewhere and leave the HD DVR on the same screen until you finish the setup.
Select ‘continue’ on your remote, then provide the PIN on the TV with Wireless Genie Mini connection.
Choose the option, ‘add a new location on the screen,’ then press ’Done’ on the HD DVR.
This process helps you pair your Wireless Genie Mini with the Genie HD DVR. After adding and paring the client, the green light blinking should stop.
When a connection is lost, there will be no communication between the Wireless video bridge and the server, causing the green light to blink.
You need to ensure that all video bridges have power and are connected.
If the problem continues, you may need to wait since the genie server OSD could be the problem.
If you think the waiting has taken too long, calling the customer service at DIRECTV would help.
If the WiFi at your home is not strong enough, you can use MoCA, a short form for Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance. This coax cable enhances your WiFi; hence you can enjoy a faster bandwidth.
So, your Wireless video bridge will blink green when it is connecting to this MoCA network.
You may only need to give it some time until the network is established. If you still see the green light blinking, try the next solution.
Sometimes your Bridge can get confused as it runs its day-to-day activities.
You may need to reset it to get past the problem on these occasions. Remember, you may need to try this solution if everything else fails since it deletes all your settings.
To reset follow these steps:
- Disconnect the video bridge from coax.
- Press the red button on the rear side.
- After some time, you will see red, yellow then green lights on the front LED.
- You can then stop holding the resetting button.
- Connect the video bridge’s coax and confirm that there is no green light blinking.
Your C41W will then get a video after about five minutes.
If the problem persists, repeat holding the resetting button just to ensure that the client is not the problem.
Have you tried the above troubleshooting steps, but the Wireless video bridge is still blinking green?
It could be that your equipment has failed due to power surges.
Your device burning down can happen due to an electricity outage which comes back with more power.
You may need to confirm if your other electronic devices in the house are working normally. If not, kindly replace your video bridge.
If your DIRECTV wireless video bridge blinks green, kindly check that you are using the correct DIRECTV cables. Complete adding client and ensure that it is not in survey/beacon mode.
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Troubleshooting a DIRECTV wireless video bridge blinking green is pretty easy.
The main way is to give it time since it is in beacon mode, and after five minutes or less, the device should carry on its operation effectively.
If it continuously misbehaves, do not mind going through the above steps and help it get back to working as it should.
What Is the Yellow Light On My DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge?
When you see a yellow light on your DIRECTV wireless video bridge, it means that there is reduced connectivity.
The signal the client is receiving is weaker than it should.
You may not need to be worried about it if the TV picture is not breaking up and your remote is working.
Is My DIRECTV Normal When It Shows Solid Green LED Light?
Yes. it means that your Bridge is not connected to anything else but the Genie.
The light is normal so long as you have not added the client and you do not have other receivers.
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.