I'm using a Motorola Surfboard Model:SB5101
Problem: Randomly, my modem will lose its connection and the Online status blinker will go dead and the Send blinker will start blinking and blinking. After about 5 minutes, the modem seems to reset and the Receive light blinks a few times, then goes back to the Send blinker which again blinks and blinks and blinks.
Some things I've tried to fix it: I've been through 2 modems and and another router, neither of which fixed anything. Sometimes I unplug the power to the modem, plug it back in, and it works fine for a few minutes or even a few days. When that doesn't work I unplug everything from the router, power cable, coaxial cable, and ethernet cable, plug it all back and sometimes that fixes it. Unfortunately, more often than I would hope, this doesn't fix it and I just keep trying or let it "fix" itself.
I called my ISP (Cox) and they said it was a faulty coaxial cable. Bought a new one, worked fine for about a week when the problem arose again.
Right now I'm on my laptop connected through some unpassworded wireless connection (ohnoes).
Last edited by haterade178; 24-Mar-2008 at 07:58 PM..
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