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Netgear fr114p constant activity problem

I have a Netgear fr114p with (fr114p_1422.img) firmware. issue happened before upgrade and I have a custom password. Issue is the activity light on my optus cable modem is in constant use when connected to my fr114p, the 100 and LINK/ACT lights show constant activity too, when downloading large files at about 400k I cannot tell much difference, when the fr114p is powered off the modem activity light is off and blinks only a few times a miniute, If the fr114p is taken out of the loop the activity light on the modem does show the amount of activity as when connected to the fr114p (few blinks a miniute). This activity continues when my computer system is powered off. I have a software firewall to control outbound data, this shows no data in/outbound when the system is running. Is this right? as having activity showing is a little off putting when I want a secure system. My System is up to date (xp pro) and has an up to date virus/spyware scanner. The optuscable modem is a Surfboard s83100 cable modem. Thanks in advance

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Have you looked at the traffic logging information from your FR114P? You might want to visit and download a copy of Link Logger for your firewall and see what your firewall says is hitting it. Do You have UPNP enabled in the router ?

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