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Constantly blinking Activity light

The Activity light on my SpeedStream 4100 DSL modem is constantly blinkling, slowly and with pauses, not at a steady pace. This has never happened before. It does this even when I am not using the internet. Is this a sign of a potential future problem with the modem? It seems to be working fine except for the increased blinking of the Activity light.

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  • Strriger Dec 25, 2008

    So does mean that all the lights other than the Activity light  have their have their significance and it has got to do nothing with the 
    connection and  the internet connection?????

  • IAMCAPTMIKE Jan 06, 2009

    THE ACTIVITY LIGHT IS BLINKING VERY SLOWLY, AND AND THERE IS A L-O-N-G WAIT TO ACQUIRE THE INTERNET

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Well, you are very correct with the activity light blinking and the increased blinking except the fact that modem will encounter a problem in future...
The 5 different lights on your modem namely Power, Ethernet, DSL, Internet and Activity have their own indications and explanations.
1. The Activity Light indicates the amount of activity that is takin place on the computer on the Internet though the activity might blink even when you are not browsing. This can be explained by stating that the computer constantly keep sending signals  about it being connected to the internet and any other acknowledgements..

So, you've got nothing worry about unless the Power or the Ethernet or the DSL or the Internet light Blinks....
Cause they are the resultants of a fried modem(check for the adapter), faulty LAN connections, interrupted Dsl line and the account verification failure indications respectively.....

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