If you can see flickiring light on the modem especially the power light...it means something wrong with the modem itself...try bypassing the surge protector and plug in directly to the outlet and also try resetting the modem for 30seconds...if same results....modem is deffective
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When the DSL light turns red it indicates that the modem has no internet signal. So please check if the cables are connected properly Also ensure that there is a proper signal to your premises without any interference This is called intermittent connection If the DSL light turns red it indicates that there is a problem with the cables connected or the DSL line Please check your DSL connection with ISP
There is on another reason that the modem might have gone bad. If all the above steps are executed and if this issue still persists replace the modem
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.