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Old 06-10-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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I recently had my wireless router set for secure mode and at the same time, the LINK light on my motorola extreme surfboard modem started blinking red. I am not having any internet connection issues at this time, but wanted to know if the light should be red and blinking for optimum use.

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What's the exact model of the modem?

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Old 06-11-2010, 07:42 AM   #3
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Exact model of the modem is the Motorola Extrmeme SB6120
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Tell me exactly what lights are doing what from the following attachment.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:52 AM   #5
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The LINK light is the bottom light on the front of the modem and it is blinking red all the time. All of the other lights are either steady green and the RECIEVE light is a steady blue.
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Which of the ones in the table is the "bottom" light? I don't happen to have the modem to look at the panel.
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Normally the link light will show the type of connection.

Off = No Connection

Flashing= Transmitting/Receiving data

Amber= 10Base , 100Base

Blue= Gigabit connection

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Yes, but we're trying to figure out what a flashing red light means.

I'd also like to know which light it is...
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Oh I see.

I have the same modem and have looked through the manual and there is no

reference to a red led or the meaning.

What type make/model router is being used?

The bottom light is the link light.

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Well, the link light blinking red would be a clear indication that you have an ISP issue or the modem is dying.

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