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About DSL modem lights - SpeedTouch modems

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The operational status of DSL modems is usually indicated by lights (LEDs).  Modems vary in detail, but typically they have lights to indicate power, the status and activity of the DSL line, and the status and activity of connections to your computer, whether by ethernet or by wireless.
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The operational status of DSL modems is usually indicated by lights (LEDs).  Modems models vary in detail, of course, but typically they have lights to indicate power, the status and activity of the DSL line, and the status and activity of connections to your computer, whether by ethernet or by wireless.
For example, SpeedTouch 585 modems have five lights on the front (Power, DSL, Ethernet, WLAN, and Internet) and four lights on the back (status of each of the four ethernet ports).
For example, SpeedTouch 585 modems have five lights on the front (Power, DSL, Ethernet, WLAN, and Internet) and four lights on the back (status of each of the four ethernet ports).

Revision as of 20:58, 7 February 2010

The operational status of DSL modems is usually indicated by lights (LEDs). Modems models vary in detail, of course, but typically they have lights to indicate power, the status and activity of the DSL line, and the status and activity of connections to your computer, whether by ethernet or by wireless.

For example, SpeedTouch 585 modems have five lights on the front (Power, DSL, Ethernet, WLAN, and Internet) and four lights on the back (status of each of the four ethernet ports).

Information is communicated by the colour of the lights and whether they are steady or flashing. Activity on a line is often indicated by flickering when the line is active.

Here's a summary of how to read the lights of a SpeedTouch 585 v7 (other models are similar):

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