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Legacy Open Mesh: What Do the Lights on the MR Series Mean?



What do the lights on the MR series mean?


  • Datto MR Series Access Points


What The LEDs (lights) on the MR Series access points let you know what the device is currently doing. This page contains an overview about the different color states and their meanings.

This article applies to:

  • MR600
  • MR900
  • MR1750

The MR Series has five lights. When looking at the device from the top with lights toward you, the lights are (left to right) WiFi, 5 GHz radio, 2.4 GHz radio, Ethernet and power.  

Power LED:

  • Blinks blue with the device is booting.
  • Displays solid blue after the boot has completed.

Ethernet LED:

  • Display solid blue as soon as a cable is plugged in to each port.
  • Blinks blue with traffic.

Radio LEDs:

  • Display solid blue when the radio is enabled.
  • Blinks blue with traffic.


  • On gateways, the multi-color WiFi LED will show:
    • no color until DHCP address received
    • red solid if internet check fails but DHCP was received
    • green blink if internet works
  • On repeaters, the multi-color WiFi LED will show:
    • no color until speed test (dashboard checkin) has been run
    • red solid if speed to the gateway is below 1Mbps
    • yellow solid if speed to the gateway is above 1Mbps and below 2.5Mbps
    • green blink if speed to the gateway is above 2.5Mbps
    • red blink while the node is in lonely mode
    • yellow blink while the node is in orphan mode

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