How do the Signal Strength LED’s on a CradlePoint work?

Symptoms:

The Signal Strength LED’s are not working correctly, or you would like to know how to read the signal strength meter that is built into some CradlePoint routers.


Cause:

If your router doesn’t seem to be registering or showing you the correct intervals when blinking (solid/ flashing), you may be experiencing a signal strength issue.


Resolution:

In order to read the signal strength meter that is built into some CradlePoint routers you must understand that the Signal Strength LED’s work on a Signal Percentage Scale from the Modem placed into the CradlePoint router.

  • The percentages can be found in the administration pages of the router at http//:192.168.0.1
  • Once you have logged into the router, you can find the percentages under the Modem tab à Info Page.

Below are the Percentage breakdown and how that percentage is represented via the LED’s on the router:

 0% – 12% = 1st LED flashing
12% – 25% = 1st LED solid
25% – 38% = 1st LED solid and 2nd LED flashing
38% – 50% = 1st LED and 2nd LED’s solid
50% – 62% = 1st and 2nd LED’s solid and 3rd LED flashing
62% – 75% = 1st, 2nd and 3rd LED’s solid
75% – 88% = 1st, 2nd and 3rd LED’s solid and 4th LED flashing
88% – 100% = all 4 LED’s solid


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