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Actiontec (GT704WG) Wireless Router Lights

The Internet, Ethernet and Wireless lights flicker a lot. Is that normal? Does it imply anything?
The power and DSL lights are solid.
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Yes, this is normal. The flickering lights are showing activity - data is being transferred when the light is on, and vice versa. The power light should always be on when the unit has power. The DSL light should be solid as long as your DSL line is connected properly.

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