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Modem Is it necessary to leave the modem on all the time? I have gone through a couple because the on/off switch stops working properly. I have been leaving it on is fine and turing it off is okay. I have a siemens speedstream 4100 and it seems kind of a waste to have this on all the time. If there is another type that is better or is made to turn on and off I would like to hear about it. Thank you

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HI, It is absolutely not necessary to keep a dsl modem plugged in if you are not using your internet. It is good to plug out the power adapter when not using it to have a longer life. I have one at home and when I leave it on for a couple of days plugged in, I would have to unplug it for a few minutes and then plug it back in or I wouldn't be able to connect to internet.

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The configuration between the modem and your computer requires digital switching via code settings. Check you manual for the proper communication settings.

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When the DSL light turns red it indicates that the modem has no internet signal.
So please check if the cables are connected properly
Also ensure that there is a proper signal to your premises without any interference
This is called intermittent connection
If the DSL light turns red it indicates that there is a problem with the cables connected or the DSL line
Please check your DSL connection with ISP

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The on-off switch on Speedstream 5100 modem keeps turning itself off, every few hours for few days. Finally modem has no power, what could the problem be? already tried replacing the power cord but still...

1: unplug all the cords to the modem
2: press the reset button from the back of it
3: leave it for about 5 minutes to drain off the static charge
4: plug it only to power source to see if the power lights up
5: if does'nt don't waste your time on it, its bad and if it was provided to you by your internet service provider get it replaced for free.
6: if you bought it yourself check for warranty generally modems have lifetime warranty

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Westell 6100 modem stops downloading

I've noticed that when I've got all 4 of my computers and server plugged in through a switch, the router will fail when I am torrenting. Unfortunately, this only happens when the traffic is too intense, thereby trying to rout back to the phone line. Try picking up the phone and calling someone next time it
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Check for the wireless security settings in your modem.. and check if your airport is connected properly, if it is connected properly, then you would get a valid ipaddress, try resetting the modem and reconfigure your wired and wireless settings, if possible , try to upgrade the latest firmware for your modem and then reconfig it..

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First thing is all electronics items are made up of ICs, registors and capacitors. What will happen if you strecth and release a rubber band 100 times in 5 minutes?. it may break or will break very soon. on the other hand what will happen if you strecth another rubber band and leave it strecthd for 5 minutes?. no change will be there in the rubbers tensility. So is the case with every electronic items. when they heat they expand and when they cool they shrink to original. so if you swith on and off your modem the components will expand a little with heat and when u switch off modem the components will come to original position. if this process is repeated daily twice or thrice then i dont think that your modem may be working fine till next year. so let it on for the whole day and switch it off only when u sleep at night if required., thanks.

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