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Blinking light on Westell 6100 DSL modem

The USB light on the front of my Verizon Westell 6100 DSL modem recently began blinking 24 hours a day, roughly once a second. What might be causing that? It's never done it before in the 3-plus years that I've had the modem. The blinking began shortly after anti-virus protection caught and quarantined a virus, so I'm wondering if my computer is perhaps still infected. All scans however now come up clean. I've re-booted computer and modem several times, and unplugged USB cable and plugged it back in, but nothing stops the blinking. The other lights do not blink. Any ideas or suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Same model here except it's connected via ethernet...even when the PC is turned off the ethernet and internet lights blink about every second. It hasn't been doing it too long; I think it started a few weeks ago. I haven't noticed any difference in performance.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Recently reformatted hard drive, everything working fine, did virus scan detected hacking tool, tracking tools, and spyware. All removed. Computer running very good, DSL working to but when I turn off my computer I noticed this morning that the ethernet light and my internet light were continually blinking just like they do when I'm on the internet. Westell 6100 modem. Is someone using my computer when I'm not? Very concerned.

  • tim_julie Mar 11, 2009

    Same here with ethernet light - had the modem for over a year and it never did this before. I have not changed any hardware or software recently. The light started blinking about 1 week ago. I suspect it's something Verizon did with the DSL, but it's way too hard to get any answers from the India branch of Verizon support.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    my ethernet light blinks every 1/2 second and internet every second just thought i hadnt notice then read about every one else

  • cruisethis
    cruisethis Sep 14, 2012

    I have the same issue with my westell modem model 6100g but the internet light and data lights blink all the time..what gives with this?

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Blinking light means that firmware on your DSL modem just got updated. The modem is pinging the Networ/Computer connected to it. If you open your Modem Page 192.168.1.1 you will see the difference, unless you never have done it before.

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Blinking light has been no problem. Mine has been blinking for a year and everything still working perfectly.

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Don't worry i just called verizon tech support about the exact same problem and was told by the technician that the blinking light represents the Ethernet connection is searching for a signal,which it does constantly.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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I have a westell 6100 modem also- The light your are talking about always blinks- it blinks as long as the internet is working (it is sending and transmitting data)

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