Kk i just got a new dsl motorola, i installed it and the ethernet light with the action light starting blinking when my modern is on, i can connect to the internet and stuff, but when i watch videos they lagg, yes i have DIv X and others and i also did a virus scann its all fine, but they just keep flashing and my videos lagg, my previous dsl didnt lagg, it worked fine. Please help.
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Re: ethernet light blinking
Ok this sounds easy
heres your problem you
DsL is a glorified phone connection its not smooth and is always in a state of flaux along with your neighbors there neighbors so on and so forth
technecoly i would run cable connection that does not flaux with neighbors always have a strong signal and wont interfere with your videos
DsL is slow as 58 bit data fax modem i found it a waist of money and time waiting for system to play catch up
now if you want to play videos with out interupt turn off cable dsl modem this will bring function back to normal in video mode
your comps fine its just your service provider
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Here's the thing...if the modem is unplugged, and you press the "Reset" button, or any button, nothing will happen because the modem is UNPLUGGED.
When you plug it in again, there is usually a few minutes or so during which time the lights will blink. Eventually, when the DSL connection is established, the blinking should decrease. But, there will always be some blinking going on to indicate that data is being transmitted.
If the "Ethernet" light is blinking, then a computer that is plugged into the router is transmitting/receiving data. If the "Wireless" light is blinking, then a computer that using a wireless connection to the router is transmitting/receiving data.
If a red light blinks, then that usually means the DSL connection has been broken. When that happens, for whatever reason, the modem will automatically begin its initialization routine and will continue to do so until connection has been established. During that time, LEAVE IT ALONE.
If you uplug the device, or if you press ANY button while the device is attempting to correct itself, you can cause permanent damage.
So, you are correct. It's not a problem. I'm sure you've heard the phrase "If it's not broken, then don't fix it." There's a lot of truth to that.
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.
Step 1 Ensure that your AT&TDSL self-installation kit is complete. At minimum, it should contain aDSL modem, an AC adapter, an Ethernet cable, a telephone cable, severaltelephone filters and an installation CD.
Step 2 Installthe telephone filters on each telephone jack that you have a phoneplugged into. Install a dual phone adapter on the jack closest to yourcomputer if you have an answering or fax machine, telephone or analogmodem in the same room. Then plug your telephone equipment into thefilters. Connect the telephone cable that was provided with yourinstallation kit into an unfiltered telephone jack.
Step 3 Insertthe installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the installation programdoes not start automatically, click Start > Run > and browse tothe CD-ROM drive directory to find the installation file.
Step 4 Connectthe telephone cable that is attached to the unfiltered wall jack to theback of the DSL modem. Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of themodem and to the Ethernet network interface card port on the back ofyour computer. Connect the AC adapter to the back of the modem and plugit into an electrical outlet. Power the modem on.
Step 5 Checkthe modem lights. There should be at least two lights lit. These willhave labels such as "Power" and "Ethernet." However, these labels maydiffer depending on the model of modem you received in yourinstallation kit.
Step 6 Completethe software installation. Enter your chosen username and password whenprompted. Check your modem to see if the light labeled "DSL" or"Internet" is lit. Open a web browser window to see if your DSL servicehas been successfully installed.
Check the speed and call ISP tech support to run the line test Before calling them do a complete power cycle Turn the modem off and the computer off and router if any Wait for 30 seconds and turn the modem on and wait for the lights to turn solid Once ready turn router if you have else computer Delete the temporary internet files browsing cookies,cache memory. If the modem turns too hot after running for an hour please replace the modem DSL light blinking green indicates that there s no proper signal to the modem Check the wall jack for any loose contacts If you have any filter check them too Isolate them and try with it Change them if possible
Well, you are very correct with the activity light blinking and the increased blinking except the fact that modem will encounter a problem in future... The 5 different lights on your modem namely Power, Ethernet, DSL, Internet and Activity have their own indications and explanations. 1. The Activity Light indicates the amount of activity that is takin place on the computer on the Internet though the activity might blink even when you are not browsing. This can be explained by stating that the computer constantly keep sending signals about it being connected to the internet and any other acknowledgements..
So, you've got nothing worry about unless the Power or the Ethernet or the DSL or the Internet light Blinks.... Cause they are the resultants of a fried modem(check for the adapter), faulty LAN connections, interrupted Dsl line and the account verification failure indications respectively.....
-- 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?
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.
Unfortunately it sounds like the modem may need to be replaced. I had the same issue. Even after doing a complete shutdown, resetting all the cables, restarting the modem and then the computer, it still did not work. After you get the modem replaced, I would suggest you get a spare, possibably from e-bay, so if this happens again, you will not be without DSL Service.
Make sure you have internet. The ethernet light is blinking because what ever u have plugged into it is talking to the modem. The modem will then take that request and ask for it on the DSL/internet line. Make sure the DSL light is steady on and the internet light is on or flashing with activity.