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My Pc Activity light in constantly blinking and my

My Pc Activity light on my Modem is constantly blinking and my internet connect is working only once in a while, and is really slow.It just started doing this after 4 months of working fine. On the Router itself, the Power light and the Connection light are blinking too, and that didn't happen before I think.

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    Thanks for your comments. One thing I forgot to mention, I have 4 other roomates, and it's the same problem for them. Should I still Get those apps to see if it's a bug?

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Sometimes something as simple as resetting you router or cable modem will fix this problem. Turn the power off to your router. Leave it off for 10 minutes with the network cable disconected. Then plug cable back in and turn it on. To reset a router, there is usually a reset switch in the back. You will need a small pin or unbend a paper clip. Press in the reset hole. Hold for 2 seconds for most routers, I have seen some that told you to hold it for 10 seconds. Also make sure all cables and plugs are fully seated or connected. Please let me know if this doesn't correct your problem. There are other things that it could be, but a good reset helps to minimize electromagnetic interferience.

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Router, depend on the model but it sounds ok

try 2 things - sounds like a bug


turn off system restore
google & download

  • combofix
  • dailafix
run both of these and then restart
turn on System restore

I think you should find it faster now

Richard

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