I have two different computer, one in my room and the other in the living room. I usually have the modem in my room, and switch it over to the other computer at least 2-5 times a month. One day, the ethernet light on the modem woulnd't turn on the computer in the living room, therefore, not allowing me to access the internet. I've tried restarting it, using a different phone cord, different ethernet cable, but still wouldn't work. The modem works fine on my other computer.
Re: The ethernet light won't turn on my modem anymore
try to check the ethernet adapter on your computer...if the ethernet cable works fine with the other computer and the other one does not, then probably, the NIC CARD or ethernet adapter is defective...i advise, if you have someone or a technician or a friend who knows how to check...then you can do such,..or if it's a laptop..then youn can bring that to any computer stores and they have technicians there to check freely your case,k...
hope i give you something that may help a little with your concern....
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First step is to make sure if the modem is working. Connect your computer directly to modem with ethernet cable and see if you can log on to internet! if yes
next step connect modem to your router's WAN port with an ethernet cable and then connect your computer to one of the LAN ports of router with ethernet cable. Power down all devices and power up modem first wait until all lights are on and then router wait until all lights are on then your computer! 9 out of 10 times this works! try good luck!!
How you connect it depends on how you plan to use it. Let me explain:
Some people have a dsl line (high speed internet connection) and their modem from their internet provider only has room for one computer cable to connect and use the internet. If the customer has more then one desktop computer they want to connect to the internet, they will need to buy a router. A router provides multiple ports for several computers to connect to the internet at the same time.
If you have a dsl modem already and bought a router to add additional computers to your network - then follow the instructions below to set it up:
Connect your phone cord from the wall into the dsl modem. Plug in the power cable from the dsl modem to the wall and turn it on. Connect an ethernet cable to the dsl modem (ethernet cables are the ones that look like a regular telephone cord but the ends are a little larger) and connect the other end to your router. Make sure you plug this cable into the port marked "ethernet" on your router. There is only one port for your internet connection line coming into the router, the rest of the ports are for adding computers only. Some routers say the word "ethernet" near the port for the internet connection. Others have a picture near or or brackets around it to show that it is different then the others. Plug in the power cord to your router and turn it on. Make sure you turn on your modem first and let it warm up before connecting your router. Modem power on first, then router power on - always.
Now connect an ethernet cable to your router and connect the other end to the pc you wish to use on the internet. Do not turn on your pc until the ethernet cord is attached. Your dsl modem has to be powered up first, followed by your router and then your pc. All in that order.
Your computer should automatically sense the internet connection upon start up. You can verify that your connection is installed correctly and that your pc is sensing it by looking at the bottom right side of your screen near the clock area. You should see a picture of a computer monitor that represents your internet connection status. Sometimes they glow green when they are healthy. Sometimes they show a red X on top of them if they are disconnected from the internet. If you can't find the Icon for your internet connection on the bottom right side of your screen, unplug the ethernet cable from the back of your pc - while watching the bottom right side area and plug it back in again. Watch for a change to locate the icon. Sometimes there is a downward pointing arrow near the clock which needs to be clicked on to open up the area and view the icons.
Thats all! One line from the modem to the router - another line from the router to the pc - and the internet should be up and running fine.
If you bought a router combination modem - then its the same as above - just without a separate dsl modem. (i.e. Connect the power cable from the router/modem to the wall. Connect the ethernet cable to the port marked "ethernet" for your internet connecton and connect the other end of the cord to your pc. Then turn your pc on. Router/modem power on first and pc power on second in that order)
All the lights on your modem should be green and steady - except for the one marked internet or connection which is usually flashing and moving. If you have any red or yellow lights then you need to troubleshoot and correct the problem before your internet connection will work.
This usually indicates that your neutral and live are backwards. Try plugging the unit into a different outlet elsewhere (different room) If it still is buzzing, look for a GOUND LIFT switch in the back, it may have inadvertantly gotten flipped to the wrong position.
1 disconnect all wires,including power from the modem and router.
2 Find reset button on router usually in the back,need a pen tip or paper clip to hold it in.
3 Hold in reset for 1 min.
4 Reconnect modem first,power up.
5 Reconnect router second, power up.
Try changing the ethernet wire from the modem to the router.
So your going to have your cable coax wire to the modem.Then a ethernet wire from the modem to the router,then a ethernet wire from the router to the computer.
Sounds like you may have one wire in the wrong place.
Ensure that your AT&T DSL
self-installation kit is complete. At minimum, it should contain a DSL
modem, an AC adapter, an Ethernet cable, a telephone cable, several
telephone filters and an installation CD.
Install the telephone filters on each telephone jack that you
have a phone plugged into. Install a dual phone adapter on the jack
closest to your computer if you have an answering or fax machine,
telephone or analog modem in the same room. Then plug your telephone
equipment into the filters. Connect the telephone cable that was
provided with your installation kit into an unfiltered telephone jack.
Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the
installation program does not start automatically, click Start > Run
> and browse to the CD-ROM drive directory to find the installation
Connect the telephone cable that is attached to the
unfiltered wall jack to the back of the DSL modem. Connect the Ethernet
cable to the back of the modem and to the Ethernet network interface
card port on the back of your computer. Connect the AC adapter to the
back of the modem and plug it into an electrical outlet. Power the modem
Check the modem lights. There should be at least two lights
lit. These will have labels such as "Power" and "Ethernet." However,
these labels may differ depending on the model of modem you received in
your installation kit.
Complete the software installation. Enter your chosen
username and password when prompted. Check your modem to see if the
light labeled "DSL" or "Internet" is lit. Open a web browser window to
see if your DSL service has been successfully installed.
I have a similar modem, my online light ( orange) blinks all the time, it is supposed to when you are online.
Have you checked your cable input, is it screwed in tight, how about where it attaches to the wall connector.
Unplug your power lead to reboot the modem.
Check your internet settings.
Control panel / internet options / connections / lan settings.
Is automatically detect setting ticked, if not tick it.
Is use proxy ticked, it should not be usually.
Have you a spare ethernet cable to check if that is a problem.
Still having problems? write back.
BTW i am in UK so some of the advice may differ for you
ARRIS modem is a phone/hsi modem. What youll need to do is first turn power off on xbox then unplug the power supply from the back of the Arris modem and unscrew the coaxil/cable wire from the back of the modem for about a minute. Then plug in the power cord to the modem wait another half minute then screw in the coaxil/cable wire....wait for the lights to come back on make sure the online light is solid green not flashing and follow the ethernet cable (Looks like a thick telephone wire) and make sure you have that ethernet cable seated/snapped into the ethernet port on your xbox. Then turn the xbox on and do connection test. FINISHED..IF it's still not working make sure you have Internet service from your provider and if using a router bypass it at first see if you can get onto xbox live without the router. If you can with just connected directly to your arris modem without the router involved. If you do want to use wireless contact your router manufacture and or xbox support at 800-469-9269.
check the physical connection to the router. Make sure that the modem and computer are connected properly and there is no loose connection. Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem. If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine. You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router. open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.
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