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Red Blinking Light on My Modem

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I got my AT&T High Speed Internet about three weeks ago. It worked for the first day and then the DSL/Internet lights on my modem started flashing red. Sometimes it will continually blink from red to green, or just stay red for a long time. After a day or two, everything will be back to normal and I can go online for a few hours. Then it goes back to blinking red. I unplug it and let it sit for a long time before plugging the modem back in and it turns on and starts flashing red again. When it does this, I can hear a clicking sound within the modem as if it's trying to connect over and over again, but fails anyway. I don't know if it's the modem or my phone line. I don't have an AT&T phone line, so I don't know if the lines in my apartment are faulty or if it's just the modem overheating or disagreeing with my computer. Any help would be great.

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    thank you

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, I got a new computer and it never did this with old one, almost all time, get red light and disconnected, unplug modem and replug then back in for a few, then red again, very aggravating. called ATT, they checked line said was ok, does modem need to be replaced anyone know

  • sleeknight May 19, 2009

    I have same problem, am with ATT, called att they checked line said was ok. Doesn't happen all time, but just occasionally - just goes red blinking and have to unplug and replug - very aggravating. Do modems need to be replaced or does anyone have any ideas why. I bought new computer, never happened on old one.

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