Ive just got my new dsl modem i know im installing all the filters and wires back and i do got the installation disk i follow good untill i get to the part where it explains about all the light that are suppose to come, now i get my power light to come on and my ethernet light to come on and they say if its flickering its sending out and receiveing signal and when it stays solid its connected the problem is that my DSL light wont come on even after my ethernet light comes own and thats the problem is why after my ehternet light stays solid why wont my dsl light come on
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Re: Installing My New Motorola dsl modem
-- what is the model and brand of your modem?
-- who is your internet service provider?
-- is your account activated?
-- do you have a username and password from your ISP?
-- have you tried changing cables? what about the phone port?
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Ensure that your AT&T DSL
self-installation kit is complete. At minimum, it should contain a DSL
modem, an AC adapter, an Ethernet cable, a telephone cable, several
telephone filters and an installation CD.
Install the telephone filters on each telephone jack that you
have a phone plugged into. Install a dual phone adapter on the jack
closest to your computer if you have an answering or fax machine,
telephone or analog modem in the same room. Then plug your telephone
equipment into the filters. Connect the telephone cable that was
provided with your installation kit into an unfiltered telephone jack.
Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the
installation program does not start automatically, click Start > Run
> and browse to the CD-ROM drive directory to find the installation
Connect the telephone cable that is attached to the
unfiltered wall jack to the back of the DSL modem. Connect the Ethernet
cable to the back of the modem and to the Ethernet network interface
card port on the back of your computer. Connect the AC adapter to the
back of the modem and plug it into an electrical outlet. Power the modem
Check the modem lights. There should be at least two lights
lit. These will have labels such as "Power" and "Ethernet." However,
these labels may differ depending on the model of modem you received in
your installation kit.
Complete the software installation. Enter your chosen
username and password when prompted. Check your modem to see if the
light labeled "DSL" or "Internet" is lit. Open a web browser window to
see if your DSL service has been successfully installed.
This happened because there are too many phones sharing the same line with no power amplifiers. Your phone line is self powered by a small current generated by the phone company (that's why old, wired phones don't need a separate power connection to ring or make calls, it's enough to just plug them in). Each phone you connect to the same line acts as a resistor and drains some of this current. Eventually not enough power is left to carry the signal. The phone company technician can fix this by installing power amplifiers. In any case, I would test this theory by unhooking all other phones and checking the cordless ones on their own. If they work fine, call back the phone company and ask for a "real" repair person..
This usually means something is not correct with your incoming signal. If your cable wire into the modem is being run off an amplifier in the wall this could be effecting your service. If the signal is too strong the modem won't be able to communicate for internet.
You could check the incoming wire to see if it is running off an amplifier. If it is you would need to run a new line that is not on the amplifier. I would recommend comcast coming out to check the signal frequency and make the necessary adjustments.
WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO USE YOUR PHONE AS A MODEM..IF SO IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE A BAD PROGRAM TRY TO GOOGLE UP DRIVER FOR YOU PHONE AND RUN PROGRAM FROM CURRENT LOCATION..IF YOU ARE USING THE PHONE AS A MODEM ,SAT.OR DSL IS CHEAPER...IF YOU ARE NOT ONLINE TRY TURNING YOUR FIREWALL OFF AND GO SLOWLY THROUGH PROGRAM WIN INSTALLING ,FIRST UN-INSTALL OLD PROGRAM THEN INSTALL AGAIN DO NOT NEVER CONNECT ANYTHING UNTIL IT TELLS YOU TO SO MANY PEOPLE GET AHEAD OF THEMSELVES AND IT CONFUSES THE PC.
Plug your cable line into your modem, make sure it's tight, but don't use a tool. Next plug the ethernet line from the modem to your PC ethernet port. Then plug in your power to the modem. Allow your modem to sync. Don't use the USB line at all. Do not even hook it up unless your computer doesn't have a working ethernet line. Don't run the disk either, it will only install the modem driver that is only used if you use USB.
If you have issues connecting after that, you may have to go into your ethernet adapter settings and make sure that it is using DHCP. DSL usually uses a different setting (PPP I think) and you will not be able to connect.