DSL modem no power in house, OK at shop, same cables.
Got a DSL modem from a friend - working well for him - and plugged it on. No lights came on. Took it to a shop, they plugged on with my cable and the lights came on. Back home lights also came on when I tried myself but few hours later when I tried to set it up I got no lights again. Tried multiple outlets, same result - no lights. What do you suggest?
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Re: DSL modem no power in house, OK at shop, same cables.
Well, by process of elimination, it sounds like it may be a problem in the wiring in the house. Your best bet may be to test your outlets for proper wiring (ie. hot/netural faults), and for cycle rate (in hz, 60hz is nomal). I would also look into a surge bar that is built for normalizing power (Often called Power Cleaners). If you have older electrical service into your house (fed from a pole) or if you are in an apartment or condo type building, there may be line problems with the power supply. Basic outlet testers are under $10 and really handy to have around if you do any sort of electrical work, but the surge bars can be quite pricy. I would look at other outlets in the house that have similar AC/DC converters attached (like cordless phones, laptop computers) and see if it works in those outlets. Really a very strange problem, and may go deeper then just the modem itself.
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With the DSL light always flashing, it means that either the ADSL signal (synchronization) does not reach your modem, or your modem cannot 'read' the signal.
You need to determine if the problem is from one of the following places :
outside of your house (your land line or ISP equipment) or from the modem;
your telephone-cable inside your house or
one of your equipment;
Try the following manipulations to determine from where the default comes :
Determine if the problem is in your house or on the land line
Unplug each and every equipment which is connected to your telephonic installation (Fax, phones, answering machines etc);
Using the shortest telephone cable (RJ11) you possess, plug only your modem to the main telephone jack of your house.
If the DSL LED still flashes continuously, the problem is somewhere between your ISP's equipment and your house. You should call them and expose the situation. At this stage, you can't do much else.
Determine if the problem is in your house installation If the DSL LED lights up when it is plugged to the main telephone jack, then it is either one of your equipment which is at fault, or the house installation. To pinpoint the problem, do the following :
With all the other equipment still unplugged, try the modem on all the other telephone jacks you have around the house.
If the DSL flashes continuously on one of the jacks, you will have found the source of your miseries. Depending on your ISP's terms and conditions, you will either have to call them of call for the services of a third-party technician to solve the problem.
If the DSL lights up correctly on all the telephone jacks, then your house telephone installation is good. Proceed to the next series of tests.
Determine which equipment is at fault
Plus your modem to one telephone jack and wait for the DSL line to light solid.
Use a splitter (ADSL filter) to plug the equipments you possess (telephone, fax etc) one by one. Verify each time if the DSL LED is still lit or flashes continuously.
If one of the equipment causes the DSL LED to flash, it is that equipment which causes your problem.
If every equipment causes the DSL LED to flash, the it is the splitter (ADSL filter) which is causing the problem. You can confirm this hypothesis by testing each and every ADSL filter you have in your possession.
Replace any faulty equipment and you should have eliminated the problem.
If nothing of this solves your problem, you won't have any choice but call you ISP. Don't hesitate to tell them all tests you will have done.
May I also make some recommendations :
Use a power surge protector (not a UPS though) to plug your modem to the electric outlet BUT plug it directly to the telephone jack;
Make sure your modem is plugged in as far as possible from UPS, television, etc.;
If possible, don't plug the modem in the same electric outlet as other equipments;
Don't use any telephone extension cable to plug your modem to the telephone jack.
Hope this helps you. Let me know what happens next.
well in a hard spot if your using dialup as means of connecting to the internet then only one PC at a time can use dialup connections now if say it was a DSL modem then from the DSL modem or DSL Router Modem you would need RJ-45 cables from the DSL router modem to the two PCs
1 Plug the Ethernet cable into the Internet port on your wall. If you do not have Internet ports installed in your home, connect a phone line adapter to a phone line jack. The adapter makes the phone line wider so Ethernet cables can connect to it. This does not block your phone from use.
2 Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the Internet port on the back side of the Netgear DSL modem.
3 Connect the Netgear DSL modem to a local power source. The power plug inserts into the modem via a small port on the rear of the modem.
4 Insert a second Ethernet cable into one of the numbered ports on the back of the modem. Run the cable to your computer and plug it into the Ethernet port on the computer.
5 Look on the back end of the DSL modem for an HTTP: address. Type this into your Internet browser's search bar. The Netgear DSL modem menu appears on the screen.
6 Select how many computers are to use the modem, if you are using it with other DSL modems and set up a password (the default username and password is "admin"). Click "OK" to initiate the changes you made to the menu. You can now use your Netgear DSL modem to connect to the Internet.
1) Make sure that you can get it to work if you go from the cable/DSL modem directly to your computer
2) Assuming that works, disconnect the cable from the back of the computer and plug it into the WAN/INTERNET connection on the router and take a different cable and go from one of the LAN ports (labelled 1-4, typically) to the computer
3) turn off the computer, unplug the router and unplug the cable/DSL modem. Plug in the cable/DSL modem and wait for the lights to stabilize. Plug in the router and wait for the lights to stabilize. Finally, turn on the computer and try it.
maybe you have to wait for your provider for them to isolate the problem, it seems that your modem got hit maybe by high surge. ask them to bring a spare modem for isolation.. there is no way for you to isolate the problem coz you've already done the basic....
Unplug both devices,and remove the cable/dsl line input to modem, wait 5 minutes, plug cable back it, then turn on modem, wait a minute, then plug in router.The signals should mesh.If not, buy a new router, theyre cheap!~
take a wire and carefully touch it to the two attachment points of the copper ring on the left side while it is plugged in. I first froze my system for 15 min then thawed out and touched the wire as instructed and all works fine.
To open the box remove the clear soft contacts on the bottom, should be four. Using a small philips remove them and pull the box in two. Then fix according.
Wow, that router is at least 4 years old. I have not seen a working 2wire 1000hw for about 2 years. I would purchase an aftermarket modem at best buy or off of ebay if you want to go cheap. I have worked for ATT for about 10 years. Hope this helps