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Ethernet Light I have a AT&T DSL Modem (Model # 2701HG-B) with wireless, but the wireless is not hooked up. My Power,DSL,Internet and Ethernet lights are all on but my Ethernet light keeps flickering is this normal or do I have a problem that I'm not aware of?

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    all of my lights except the wireless is on steady, but i have no internet servive

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The wireless light should flicker indicating it is sending a wireless signal out to a reciever.

If you have security for the wireless router so nobody else can connect without permission enable it or turn off the wireless signal if not using it.

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