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PC/ACTIVITY light along with the POWER light

These lights stay steady on when plugging in the modem. Why? It is not on standby. The only way I can get it to work again is if I plug in the cable as I power it up, sometimes that doesn't even work.

usually, when booting up, the power light goes off and the one beneath it starts blinking and so on. However, it does not go in this sequence. It fires up, says there is PC/Activity when there is no cable plugged in other than the power and coax. Is there any solution to this?

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Aaron

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  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    exactly the same problem...all lights stay on and now the connection also doesnt seem to connect

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2008

    My modem is connected to a wireless router and the router works for my wireless mac but does not work even though it is connected directly to my PC.



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