Arlo Pro 2 Base Station Refuses to Connect

Arlo Pro 2 Base Station Refuses to Connect [Blinking Orange]

Is your Arlo Pro 2 camera’s Base Station not connecting to internet? Is it blinking orange too? Well, that is a sign that you need to address the problem as soon as possible. Mentioned in this very write-up are the solutions that you need to follow if your Arlo Pro 2 Base Station refuses to connect. These tips are equally applicable before or after the Arlo Pro 2 camera setup.

Note: This is to inform you that the Internet light on your Arlo Base Station might get solid orange or blink orange indicating that there is a problem with the connection.

Solved: Arlo Pro 2 Base Station Refuses to Connect + Blinking Orange

Before doing anything else, we suggest you unplug the LAN cable connected to your Pro 2 Base Station and the main router. Once done, examine its entire length just to be sure that it is free of damages. If there are damages, simply replace the cable and check if the connection is restored.


1. Make the Connection Stable

It seems that replacing the cable didn’t work in your favor. There are chances that you are not connecting the cable properly. Therefore, we recommend you make the connection finger-tight. Also, ensure that the Ethernet ports of your devices are in a working state.

2. Check the Power Adapter of Base Station

You will not be able to use your Arlo Base Station and access the Arlo setup URL in case there is a lack of adequate power. Thus, it advised that you check the power adapter of your Base Station and see if it is damaged or all well. You are also suggested to inspect the cable connected to the power adapter. It must not be frayed or torn. Also, verify that the power adapter is securely connected to the back of your Arlo Pro 2 SmartHub.


3. Examine the Power Socket

It is not always the power cord or a power adapter that is at fault. Sometimes, the problem in the discussion is also an outcome of a wall outlet that is not doing its job correctly. First of all, be very sure that you have not connected the camera to a socket controlled by switch.

We also recommend you try using a different power outlet for the Base Station. After that, see if the Internet LED goes blue or green. On the off-chance, you are still a victim of the Arlo blinking orange issue, this is a sign that you need to invest more time in the troubleshooting process.

4. Power Off Your Pro 2 Base Station for a While

Another thing you can do in order to restore the internet connection on your Pro 2 Base Station is to restart it. To do that, we want you to ensure that the Ethernet as well as power cables are in their respective places perfectly. Thereafter, you need to unplug the Base Station’s power adapter and wait for 30 seconds before reconnecting it to the wall socket. Now, you need to wait for 2 minutes to check if the internet connection is restored or not.

Quick Tips

In case your Base Station is connected to a WiFi range extender or a mesh node, we suggest you connect it to your router only. It will ensure a stable internet connection.

Your router must not be using a VPN connection.

The Final Words

The last thing we recommend you opt for in case the Arlo Pro 2 Base Station refuses to connect and blinks orange repeatedly is to access the web GUI of the Base Station and perform potential troubleshooting. You can also go for Arlo Base Station reset if numerous troubleshooting attempts fail.