I have a Westell 6100 and my ethernet light started blinking recently. I cannot seem to connect to the internet nor can I get to my email server. Why would this light be blinking and why would this prevent me from connecting?
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.
The ethernet light is blinking because you are unable to dial out. Try plugging a phone in and see if you can dial out. If so the problem is in your long distance service or telephone line not the modem.
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Serveral soultions to try and they are at no cost to you. First, try re-booting the modem. Your modem stores cache just like a computer does, and it can build up on you. I myself unplug mine about once a week.. Two, in the control panel under Internet Opetion under browser history click on delete and confirm the delete, this will delete your temp. files. You might have exceeded the amount of cache allowed by windows. Finally make certain that you have ipx, and spx protocol installed on your comuter. If this doesn't help, I would get a new modem from your isp, more than likely it is bad. I know verizon modem are good for maximum of 2 years and average 1 year. I would recommend westell 6100 G moem and get a wireless router to go with.
check the LAN drivers..if possible reinstall them..do a complete powercycle.of the system.
Switch of the pc-modem-router..wait for 1 minute then switch on the router/modem wait for all light to come back-switch on the pc..if intermet light is blinking there might be an issue at the ISP's end.
Blinking light means that firmware on your DSL modem just got updated. The modem is pinging the Networ/Computer connected to it. If you open your Modem Page 192.168.1.1 you will see the difference, unless you never have done it before.
if your internet light on the modem is blinking or flashing, then you do not need to worry. the Ethernet light and the internnet light on the modem will always blink, but the dsl and the power lights shud not blink...