Cable modem activity light on solid even when pc off

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Walter Cohen, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Walter Cohen

    Walter Cohen Guest

    I have a cable modem and a wireless router hooked up to my desktop. I have
    another pc upstairs using the wireless connection. The modem is a Moto
    Surfboard. The activity light on the modem in the past has always either
    flickered when there was internet activity either through the main desktop
    or the wireless dekstop. All other times the activity light was out/off.
    For the past several days the activity light is on solidly 24 hours each
    day. Even when the main desktop and the wireless desktop are shut off.

    The only way I can get the activity light to be off is to unplug the wire
    coming into the router from the cable modem.

    My internet access is still usable albeit a bit slower. Is the activity
    light or internal workings for it in the modem bad? Could it mean that
    someone is hijacking my conenction from outside? Is there a way (program)
    to measure internet activity through the modem both inbound and outbound?

    The only time I've ever seen the light solidly on before was when my kid
    conencted his xbox to the router and played Halo - which effectively killed
    internet access from my desktop.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Walter
     
    Walter Cohen, Sep 24, 2004
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  2. Walter Cohen

    G Klein Guest

    Have the same setup as you same thing as what you describe from reading the
    router logs I do not see any other connections but as you say even with both
    the desktop off & the laptop off light on modem stays light all the time the
    service is cablevision in NY

    --
    "*-344-*Never Forgotten"
    Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
    aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as long
    as I live,
    nor should any American.
    "Mow Green"
    "Walter Cohen" <> wrote in message
    news:bhK4d.4381$...
    >I have a cable modem and a wireless router hooked up to my desktop. I have
    > another pc upstairs using the wireless connection. The modem is a Moto
    > Surfboard. The activity light on the modem in the past has always either
    > flickered when there was internet activity either through the main desktop
    > or the wireless dekstop. All other times the activity light was out/off.
    > For the past several days the activity light is on solidly 24 hours each
    > day. Even when the main desktop and the wireless desktop are shut off.
    >
    > The only way I can get the activity light to be off is to unplug the wire
    > coming into the router from the cable modem.
    >
    > My internet access is still usable albeit a bit slower. Is the activity
    > light or internal workings for it in the modem bad? Could it mean that
    > someone is hijacking my conenction from outside? Is there a way (program)
    > to measure internet activity through the modem both inbound and outbound?
    >
    > The only time I've ever seen the light solidly on before was when my kid
    > conencted his xbox to the router and played Halo - which effectively
    > killed
    > internet access from my desktop.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Walter
    >
    >
     
    G Klein, Sep 24, 2004
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  3. Walter Cohen

    Rico Guest

    In article <bhK4d.4381$>, "Walter Cohen" <> wrote:
    >I have a cable modem and a wireless router hooked up to my desktop. I have
    >another pc upstairs using the wireless connection. The modem is a Moto
    >Surfboard. The activity light on the modem in the past has always either
    >flickered when there was internet activity either through the main desktop
    >or the wireless dekstop. All other times the activity light was out/off.
    >For the past several days the activity light is on solidly 24 hours each
    >day. Even when the main desktop and the wireless desktop are shut off.
    >
    >The only way I can get the activity light to be off is to unplug the wire
    >coming into the router from the cable modem.
    >
    >My internet access is still usable albeit a bit slower. Is the activity
    >light or internal workings for it in the modem bad? Could it mean that
    >someone is hijacking my conenction from outside? Is there a way (program)
    >to measure internet activity through the modem both inbound and outbound?
    >
    >The only time I've ever seen the light solidly on before was when my kid
    >conencted his xbox to the router and played Halo - which effectively killed
    >internet access from my desktop.
    >
    >Any ideas?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Walter
    >
    >


    Check your router setup and see if the DHCP server is handing out more then
    two addressses.

    fundamentalism, fundamentally wrong.
     
    Rico, Sep 24, 2004
    #3
  4. Walter Cohen

    Ron Bandes Guest

    I've been noticing the solid Cable Activity light for several days also. I
    am using CableVision of CT. I spoke to CV and they said they didn't know
    anything about a change in their operation. In the past, even during worm
    attacks the Cable Activity light was not on solid that I can remember.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+

    "G Klein" <> wrote in message
    news:_qM4d.5203$...
    > Have the same setup as you same thing as what you describe from reading
    > the router logs I do not see any other connections but as you say even
    > with both the desktop off & the laptop off light on modem stays light all
    > the time the service is cablevision in NY
    >
    > --
    > "*-344-*Never Forgotten"
    > Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September
    > 11,2001.
    > The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his
    > life
    > aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as long
    > as I live,
    > nor should any American.
    > "Mow Green"
    > "Walter Cohen" <> wrote in message
    > news:bhK4d.4381$...
    >>I have a cable modem and a wireless router hooked up to my desktop. I
    >>have
    >> another pc upstairs using the wireless connection. The modem is a Moto
    >> Surfboard. The activity light on the modem in the past has always either
    >> flickered when there was internet activity either through the main
    >> desktop
    >> or the wireless dekstop. All other times the activity light was out/off.
    >> For the past several days the activity light is on solidly 24 hours each
    >> day. Even when the main desktop and the wireless desktop are shut off.
    >>
    >> The only way I can get the activity light to be off is to unplug the wire
    >> coming into the router from the cable modem.
    >>
    >> My internet access is still usable albeit a bit slower. Is the activity
    >> light or internal workings for it in the modem bad? Could it mean that
    >> someone is hijacking my conenction from outside? Is there a way
    >> (program)
    >> to measure internet activity through the modem both inbound and outbound?
    >>
    >> The only time I've ever seen the light solidly on before was when my kid
    >> conencted his xbox to the router and played Halo - which effectively
    >> killed
    >> internet access from my desktop.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Walter
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Ron Bandes, Sep 24, 2004
    #4
  5. Walter Cohen

    Guest

    Walter Cohen <> wrote:
    > I have a cable modem and a wireless router hooked up to my desktop. I have
    > another pc upstairs using the wireless connection. The modem is a Moto
    > Surfboard. The activity light on the modem in the past has always either
    > flickered when there was internet activity either through the main desktop
    > or the wireless dekstop. All other times the activity light was out/off.
    > For the past several days the activity light is on solidly 24 hours each
    > day. Even when the main desktop and the wireless desktop are shut off.


    My Motorola SB 4100 and 5100 always have the light flickering 24*7.
    My router is always on. It doesn't matter if there is any network activity
    on the LAN side of the router or not. This happens even if I "release" the
    IP address from the router.

    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5
     
    , Sep 24, 2004
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