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what does the yellow light on the WAPl mean?

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Hi @ktyner73 ! 

Hope you are doing well! 

Basically, the yellow light means that there are not clients connected on that specific Radio (5G or 2.4G) that depends where is the yellow light on.


This does not mean that the Access Point is broken or damaged. 

Here is the meaning of each light on the Wireless Access Point

Yellows light 2.4G: Radio is up, no clients are connected to the 2.4 GHz radio.
Yellows light 5G: Radio is up, no clients are connected to the 5 GHz radio.

So if there is a device (iPhone) that is using the 5G radio , the light on the Access Point will be turning green on the 5G radio indicating that there is a client/device using that radio (5G) 

A 2.4 GHz connection travels farther at lower speeds, while 5 GHz frequencies provide faster speeds at shorter range. what depends on whether you use 5g or 2.4G , it will depend on the end device (like phones/ pc / ring door / Mac devices/ iPhone).

A lot of electronic devices and appliances use the 2.4 GHz frequency, including microwaves, baby monitors, security cameras, and garage door openers and phones.


Best Regards 

Fernando Vasquez