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What do the lights on the front of my Home Networking router mean?

The lights on the front of your wireless router can help you determine whether it is operating properly. For information about what the lights mean on your particular router, find your router in this article.

Home Networking Router Models

Arris TG852G

Arris TG862G

Linksys cable gateway

Motorola SBG900

Motorola SURFboard SBG6580

Netgear CG814M

Netgear CG814W

Netgear CG814WG

Netgear CGD24G

Netgear WG602

Netgear WGR614

Netgear WNR1000

Netgear WNR2000

SA DPR2320

SMC Barricade G

SMC D3GN-TWC

SMC 8014W-G

Technicolor (Thomson) DWG855

Toshiba PCX5000

Ubee (Ambit) DDW2600

Ubee DDW3611

Ubee DVW3201B

Ubee (Ambit) 60740EUW

Ubee (Ambit) U10C019

Ubee (Ambit) U10C020

Ubee (Ambit) U10C022

If you suspect you might be experiencing a service disruption in your area because of the status of the lights on your router, you can use your My Services account to find out. See How can I find out whether there is a service disruption in my area? or How do I check the status of my modem or converter online?

Arris TG852G and TG862G

Light State Status
Battery Solid Battery is good or low.
Blinking Battery is bad.
Off Battery is missing.
Tel 2 Solid Telephone service is enabled on Line 2, and the phone is on-hook.
Blinking Telephone is off-hook.
Off Telephone service is not enabled on Line 2.
Tel 1 Solid Telephone service is enabled on Line 1, and the phone is on-hook.
Blinking Telephone is off-hook.
Off Telephone service is not enabled on Line 1.
Secure Solid Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) is active.
Off WPS is not active.
WiFi Solid The wireless network is enabled.
Blinking There is traffic on the wireless network.
Off The wireless network is disabled or failed.
Ethernet Solid Your computer or router is connected to the Ethernet port.
Blinking Data is being transmitted on the Ethernet link between your equipment such as your PC and the cable modem.
Off Your computer or router is not connected to the Ethernet port.
Online Solid The Internet is available.
Off The Internet is not available.
US (Upstream) Yellow Connected to the Internet.
Green Connected to the Internet.
Blinking Not connected to the Internet.
DS (Downstream) Yellow Connected to the Internet.
Green Connected to the Internet.
Blinking Not connected to the Internet.
Power Solid AC power is available.
Off There is no AC power.

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Linksys Cable Gateway

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
Diag Solid red The cable gateway might be malfunctioning. If you are a Home Networking customer, Contact Us.
Blinking The cable gateway might be malfunctioning. If you are a Home Networking customer, Contact Us.
Dark The cable gateway is functioning normally.
Link/Act USB//WLAN Solid green Indicates a computer is connected through a wireless network adapter (Bright House Networks does not set up Home Networking using the HPNA or USB so your connection is WLAN.)
Blinking There is wireless activity on the cable gateway.
Dark There is no connection between your computer and network through a wireless network adapter.
Link/Act 1-4 Solid green The cable gateway is successfully connected to your equipment through the corresponding port (1, 2, 3, or 4).
Blinking Data is being sent or received over that port.
Dark The cable gateway is not connected to your equipment.
Full/Col (Full Duplex/Collision) Solid green The connection made through the corresponding port (1,2,3, or 4) is running in full duplex mode, which means data can be transmitted two ways simultaneously.
Blinking The connection made through the corresponding port is experiencing collisions. Occasional collisions are normal.
Dark The connection made through the corresponding port is operating in operating in half-duplex mode, meaning data only can be transmitted in one direction at a time.
100 Solid Green A successful 100 Mbps connection is made through the corresponding port.
Dark The connection speed on that port is 10 Mbps.
Cable Modem/Cable Solid green The registration process is complete, and the cable gateway is operational.
Blinking The cable gateway is going through its startup and registration process.
Dark There is no cable connectivity.
Cable Modem/Receive Blinking Data is being received through the cable gateway.
Dark No data is being received through the cable gateway.
Cable Modem/Send Blinking Data is being sent through the cable gateway.
Dark No data is being sent through the cable gateway.

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Motorola SBG900

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Off There is no power going to the unit.
Receive Solid Downstream connection to the Internet acquired.
Blinking Scanning for a downstream frequency to connect to Internet.
Send Solid Upstream channel is connected to the Internet.
Blinking Scanning for an upstream frequency to connect to Internet.
Online Solid Network connection to the Internet acquired.
Blinking Scanning for a network connection to the Internet.
PC/Activity Blinking Transmitting and receiving data over the Ethernet or USB port.
Off Not transmitting and receiving data.
Wireless Solid The wireless interface is on.
Blinking Data is being sent or received across the wireless network.
Off The wireless interface is not on.

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Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 (Cable Modem Gateway)

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on and properly connected.
Dark The unit is not plugged in or is not receiving power.
Receive Solid Green Downstream channel is connected.
Solid Blue High-speed Internet bonded downstream channel is connected.
Blinking Scanning for a downstream channel connection.
Send Solid Green Upstream channel is connected.
Solid Blue High-speed Internet bonded upstream channels are connected.
Blinking Scanning for an upstream channel connection.
Online Solid Green The startup process is complete, and the gateway is ready to use.
Solid Blue The high-speed Internet connection is successful.
Blinking Scanning for an Internet connection.
Wireless Solid Amber The WiFi protected security pairing is successful.
Blinking Green WiFi is enabled, with wireless data activity.
Blinking Amber The WiFi protected security pairing is in progress.

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Netgear CG814M (Wireless Cable Modem Gateway)

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Off AC power is off.
Test Solid green A system failure has occurred. Reboot the gateway.
Off The unit is operating normally.
Cable Link Solid green Configuration of the cable interface is complete.
Off Configuration of the cable interface is still in progress.
Cable Traffic Solid green Data is being transmitted or received on the cable link.
Off The cable link is idle.
Wireless Solid green The wireless access point is operating normally.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received on the wireless interface.
Off The wireless access point is disabled.
Local 1-4 (local area network)
Solid green The port has detected link with a 100 megabits per second (Mbps) device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted or received at 100 Mbps.
Solid yellow The port has detected link with a 10 Mbps device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted or received at 10 Mbps.
Off No link is detected on this port.
USB Solid green The local port has detected link with a USB device.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received through the USB.
Off No link is detected on the USB port.

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Netgear CG814W, CG814WG (Wireless Cable Gateway)

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
Cable Solid green Configuration of the cable interface is complete.
Blinking Both downstream and upstream links are established.
Dark Configuration of the cable interface is still in progress.
Upstream Solid The gateway has completed its upstream ranging operation.
Blinking The gateway has just powered up, is getting upstream parameters or is performing upstream ranging.
Dark Self-test is complete.
Downstream Solid The gateway has completed its downstream scan and is performing upstream operations.
Blinking The gateway has just powered up or is performing scan.
Dark Self-test is complete.
Wireless Solid green The wireless access point is operating normally.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received on the wireless interface.
Blinking in a fast pattern The gateway is trying to establish a connection to a wireless client through a WiFi protected setup.
Dark The wireless access point is disabled.
Ethernet 1-4 Solid green The port has detected link with an Ethernet device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted or received on the Ethernet.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.

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Netgear CGD24G (Wireless Modem)

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
Cable link Solid green Configuration of the cable interface is complete.
Blinking Both downstream and upstream links are established.
Dark Configuration of the cable interface is still in progress.
Upstream link Solid The gateway has completed its upstream ranging operation.
Blinking The gateway has just powered up, is getting upstream parameters or is performing upstream ranging.
Dark Self-test is complete.
Downstream link Solid The gateway has completed its downstream scan and is performing upstream operations.
Blinking The gateway has just powered up or is performing scan.
Dark Self-test is complete.
Wireless Solid green The wireless access point is operating normally.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received on the wireless interface.
Blinking in a fast pattern The gateway is trying to establish a connection to a wireless client through a WiFi protected setup.
Dark The wireless access point is disabled.
LAN (local area network) Solid green The port has detected a 100 Mbps device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted or received on the 100 Mbps.
Solid yellow The Local port has detected a 10 Mbps Ethernet link.
Blinking yellow Data is being transmitted or received on the 10 Mbps LAN.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.

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Netgear WG602

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
Ethernet Solid green The port has detected link with a 100 megabits per second (Mbps) device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted or received on the 100 Mbps local area network (LAN).
Solid amber The port has detected a link with a 10 Mbps Ethernet link.
Blinking amber Data is being transmitted or received on the 10 Mbps LAN.
Wireless Blinking green Wireless data is being transmitted or received.
Dark No wireless link.

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Netgear WGR614

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Blinking amber Diagnostic test in progress.
Solid amber Diagnostic test failed.
Dark AC power is off.
Test Solid Diagnostic test in progress.
Dark Diagnostic test successfully completed.
Wireless Solid Wireless enabled.
Blinking Data transmitting on wireless network.
Dark Wireless feature off.
Internet Solid Internet port detects an attached device.
Blinking Data transmitting on the Internet port.
LAN (local area network) Solid green 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet link.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted on the 100 Mbps LAN.
Solid amber 10 Mbps Ethernet link.
Blinking amber Data is being transmitted on the 10 Mbps LAN.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.

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Netgear WNR1000

Light State Status
Power Solid amber The router is performing the power-on self-test diagnostic.
Solid green The power is on, and the router is ready for use.
Blinking amber A software update is in progress.
Blinking green Firmware is corrupted.
Off Power is not being supplied to the router.
Push 'N' Connect Solid green Indicates a WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) connection to a WPS-capable device.
Blinking green WPS-capable device can associate with the router within 2 minutes.
Off No WPS connection exists.
Wireless Solid blue Wireless enabled.
Blinking blue Data transmitting on wireless network.
Off Wireless feature off.
Internet Solid amber No IP address acquired.
Solid green The wireless router has acquired an Internet address.
Blinking green Data transmitting to and from the Internet.
Off No Ethernet cable is connected to the modem.
LAN (local area network, ports 1 through 4)

Solid green The local port is connected to a 100 Mbps device.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted on the 100 Mbps LAN.
Solid amber 10 Mbps Ethernet link.
Blinking amber Data is being transmitted on the 10 Mbps LAN.
Off No link is detected on this port.

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Netgear WNR2000

Light State Status
Power Solid amber The router is performing the power-on self-test diagnostic.
Solid green The power is on, and the router is ready for use.
Blinking green rapidly A software update is in progress.
Blinking green slowly There is a problem with the wireless router software.
Off Power is not being supplied to the router.
Internet Solid amber No IP address acquired.
Solid green The wireless router has acquired an Internet address.
Blinking green Data transmitting to and from the Internet.
Off No Ethernet cable is connected to the modem.
Wireless Solid blue Wireless enabled.
Blinking blue Data transmitting on wireless network.
Off Wireless feature off.
LAN (local area network, ports 1 through 4)

Solid green 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet link.
Blinking green Data is being transmitted on the 100 Mbps LAN.
Solid amber 10 Mbps Ethernet link.
Blinking amber Data is being transmitted on the 10 Mbps LAN.
Off No Ethernet link detected.
Push 'N' Connect Solid green There is a WiFi protected setup (WPS) connection to a WPS-capable device.
Blinking green A WPA-capable device can associate with the router within 2 minutes.
Off No WPS connection.

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SA (Scientific Atlanta) DPR2320

Light State Status
Power Solid AC power is on.
Off AC power is off.
DS (Downstream) Solid The gateway is receiving data from the cable network.
Off The gateway is not receiving data from the cable network.
US (Upstream) Solid The gateway is sending data to the cable network.
Off The gateway is not sending data to the cable network.
Cable Solid The gateway is registered on the network and fully operational.
Blinking Data is being transferred between the PC and the cable modem gateway.
Off The gateway is not registered on the network or operational.
Wireless Solid A wireless access point is enabled.
Off No wireless access point is enabled.

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SMC Barricade G

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
WLAN
(wireless local area network)
Solid A wireless link to the local area network is detected.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received via the WLAN.
Dark There is no WLAN link.
PPPoE/DSL
(point-to-point protocol
over Ethernet for DSL)
Solid The PPPoE/DSL connection is functioning correctly.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received via the PPPoE/DSL link.
Dark The PPPoe/DSL connection is not established.
WAN (cable modem) Solid There is a link to the wide area network (WAN).
Dark There is no WAN link.
LAN (local area network) 1-4 Solid There is an Ethernet link.
Blinking The LAN port is sending or receiving data.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.

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SMC D3GN-TWC (Cable Modem With Router)

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
DS (Downstream) Solid Green Ranging is complete, and more than one channel.
Solid Blue Ranging is complete, and more than one channel.
Flashing Ranging is in progress.
US (Upstream) Solid Green Ranging complete, and more than one channel.
Solid Blue Ranging complete, and more than one channel.
Flashing Ranging in progress.
Online Solid Green Operational.
Flashing Cable interface acquiring Internet protocol, time of day and cable modem configuration.
Dark Offline.
Link Solid Green Connected to Internet.
Blinking Data is being transmitted between equipment such as your PC and cable modem.
Dark Computer or router is not connected to the Ethernet port.
Diag Amber System failure.
Dark Normal operation.
WPS Amber blinking In use.
Dark Not in use.
LAN (1-4) Solid Green Connected at 10 or 100 megabits per second (Mbps).
Solid Blue Connected at 1 Gbps.
Blinking Data is being transmitted between equipment such as your PC or modem.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.
Wifi Solid Green The wireless network is enabled.
Blinking There is traffic on the wireless network.
Dark The wireless network is disabled or failed.

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SMC 8014W-G (Cable Modem With Router)

Light State Status
Power Solid green Power is on.
Off AC power is not supplied to the unit.
Diag Solid amber System failure. Reboot the unit.
Off The gateway is operating normally.
Cable Solid green The gateway successfully connected to the network.
Blinking The unit is trying to connect to the network.
Traffic Solid green The cable modem has finished CMTS registration.
Blinking The cable modem is trying to register with CMTS.
LAN (local area network, ports 1 through 4) Solid green Connected to the Internet at 10 or 100 megabits per second (Mbps).
Blinking Data is being transmitted between equipment such as your PC and cable modem.
Off No Ethernet link is detected.
USB Solid green The USB port is connected.
Blinking Data is being transmitted on your USB port.
Off No USB link is detected.

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Technicolor (Thomson) DWG855 and DWG855T (MTA With Router)

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Blinking AC power has failed; operating on battery.
Dark AC power is off.
DS (Downstream) Solid Diagnostic test in progress.
Dark Diagnostic test successfully completed.
US (Upstream) Solid Diagnostic test in progress.
Blinking The modem is offline.
Dark Diagnostic test successfully completed.
Online Solid Internet connected.
Flashing Data exchange in progress on Internet port.
Dark No Internet connection.
Ethernet Solid Green Ethernet linked.
Blinking Data is being transmitted on the Ethernet link between equipment such as your PC and cable modem.
Solid Amber Heavy data volume is making it difficult to complete transmission.
Dark Computer or router is not connected to the Ethernet port.
Tel 1 Solid Phone service is enabled on Line 1; phone is on-hook.
Blinking Phone service is enabled on Line 1; phone is off-hook.
Dark Phone service is not enabled on Line 1.
Telephone 2 Solid Phone service is enabled on Line 2; phone is on-hook.
Blinking Phone service is enabled on Line 2; phone is off-hook.
Dark Phone service is not enabled on Line 2.
Battery Solid The AC Power is on, and the battery is good.
Blinking AC Power is on, and the battery is low.
Dark AC Power is on. The battery is discharged, bad, or missing.
Wireless Solid The wireless network is enabled.
Blinking There is traffic on the wireless network.
Dark The wireless network is disabled or failed.

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Toshiba PCX5000

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Off Power is off.
Cable Solid Registered and ready to transfer data.
Blinking (twice per second) Registration in progress.
Blinking (once per second) Downstream channel is connected to the Internet.
Dark No downstream connection to the Internet, or modem is off.
Test Solid Self-test failure of the cable modem.
Blinking Initial self-test (takes about 30 seconds) or software download in progress.
Dark Initial self-test successful, or modem is off.
USB Solid USB device is connected.
Blinking Transmitting or receiving data via USB connection.
Off USB not connected.
WLAN Blinking Wireless data being transferred.
Off Wireless is not active.
100 Kpbs Link/ACT 11 Left light on 100BaseT connected.
Left light off 10BaseT connected or no connection.
Right light on or blinking Ethernet connected.
Right light off Ethernet not connected.
External Antenna None Connection for an optional external antenna

1 The numbered lights (1, 2, 3, and 4) correspond to the Ethernet ports. The lights to the left and right of 1 concern the status of the first Ethernet port. The function of these lights is the same for Ethernet ports 2, 3, and 4.

If the lights indicate a self-test failure, you must replace the unit. To do so, Contact Us.

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Ubee (Ambit) DDW2600 (Wireless Cable Modem Router Model U10C037)

Light State Status
PWR Solid Power-on tests are successfully completed.
Dark AC power is off.
USB Solid There is a connection between the USB port on the wireless cable modem and your computer's USB port.
Dark There is no connection between the USB port and your computer's USB port.
Sync Solid There is a downstream channel connected with Bright House Networks' Cable Modem Termination System.
Dark The downstream channel connection is not established.
Ready Solid The ranging/registration process is complete, and the modem is ready to send and receive data.
Blinking The ranging/registration process is in progress.
Dark The downstream channel connection is not established.
WLAN (wireless local area network) Solid A wireless link to the local area network is detected.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received over the WLAN.
Dark There is no WLAN link.
Ethernet 1-4 Solid There is an Ethernet link.
Blinking Data is being transmitted or received over the Ethernet cable.
Dark No Ethernet link detected.

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Ubee (Ambit) DDW3611

Light State Status
USB Solid On.
Blinking Not connected.
Off Check your connections and reboot.
Eth (Ethernet) 1-4 Solid Your devices are connected
Blinking Information is being transmitted.
Off Check your connections and reboot.
WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) Solid WPS is enabled.
Off WPS is not enabled.
WiFi Solid WiFi is enabled.
Blinking Information is being transmitted.
Off Check your connections and reboot.
Ready Solid Connection to the Internet is available.
Off There is no Internet connection available.
US (Upstream) Solid Blue Channel bonding.
Solid Green Without channel bonding.
Off Check your connections and reboot.
DS (Downstream) Solid Blue Channel bonding.
Solid Green Without channel bonding.
Off Check your connections and reboot.
Power Solid AC power is available.
Off AC power is off.

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Ubee DVW3201B (Wireless Voice Gateway)

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Dark AC power is off.
DS (Downstream)/US (Upstream)
Flashing Unable to register or lock to upstream and downstream channels.
Online Solid IP address has been acquired.
Flashing Obtaining IP address.
Dark No Internet connection.
WiFi Solid Green WiFi is enabled.
Off WiFi is disabled.
Tel 1/Tel 2 Solid Telephone is on-hook.
Dark Phone is off-hook.
Battery Solid The AC power is on, and the battery is installed.
Blnking AC power is on, and the battery is low.
Dark No AC power.

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Ubee (Ambit) 60740EUW

Light State Status
Power Solid The MTA has successfully completed internal power-on tests.
Off AC power is off.
USB Solid USB is connected.
Blinking There is activity.
Off There is no connection.
Sync Solid The modem is locked onto downstream.
Off
The modem is not locked onto downstream.
Ready Solid The modem is online.
Off The modem is ranging.
WLAN Solid The wireless network is enabled.
Off No wireless devices are connected.
Ethernet 1-4 Solid There is Ethernet connectivity between the MTA and the computer's Ethernet port.
Blinking There is data being transferred or received over the Ethernet cable.
Off The network is disabled or failed.

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Ubee U10C019 UBR and U10C020 UBR

Light State Status
PWR (Power) Solid The modem has successfully completed the internal power-on.
Off AC power is unavailable.
USB Solid The modem is connected to the PC's USB port.
Off The modem is not connected to the PC's USB port.
Sync Solid The modem has established a downstream channel.
Off The modem has not established a downstream channel.
Ready Solid The modem has completed the ranging and registration process and is ready to send and receive data.
Off The modem is not ready to send and receive data.
Ethernet 1-4 Solid The modem is connected to the PC's Ethernet port.
Blinking The modem/router is transferring or receiving data over the Ethernet cable.
Off The modem is not connected to the PC's Ethernet port.

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Ubee (Ambit) U10C022 (Wireless MTA Gateway)

Light State Status
Power Solid Power is on.
Blinking AC power has failed; operating on battery.
Dark AC power is off.
DS (downstream) Solid The unit has locked on a downstream channel.
Blinking The modem is scanning.
Dark The modem is powered by the battery; the downstream scanning has not yet started.
US (upstream) Solid The unit has locked on an upstream channel.
Blinking The modem is scanning.
Dark The modem is powered by the battery; the upstream scanning has not yet started.
Online Solid Internet connected.
Flashing Data exchange in progress on Internet port.
Dark No Internet connection.
USB/Link Solid Green The modem and computer are linked (between the USB port on the MTA and your computer's USB port).
Blinking Data is being transmitted on the USB link between equipment such as your PC and cable modem.
Dark Computer or router is not connected to the USB port.
Tel 1 Solid Phone service is enabled on Line 1; phone is on-hook.
Blinking Phone service is enabled on Line 1; phone is off-hook or powered by battery.
Dark Phone service is not enabled on Line 1.
Tel 2 Solid Phone service is enabled on Line 2; phone is on-hook.
Blinking Phone service is enabled on Line 2; phone is off-hook or powered by battery.
Dark Phone service is not enabled on Line 2.
Batt1 Solid The AC Power is on, and the battery is good.
Blinking AC Power is on, and the battery is low.
Dark The modem is powered by the battery or the battery is depleted or missing.
Batt2 Solid The AC Power is on, and the battery is good.
Blinking AC Power is on, and the battery is low.
Dark The modem is powered by the battery or the battery is depleted or missing.
WLAN (wireless local area network) Solid The wireless network is enabled.
Blinking There is traffic on the wireless network.
Dark The wireless network is disabled or failed.
Ethernet 1-4 Solid There is Ethernet connectivity between the MTA and the computer's Ethernet port.
Blinking There is data being transferred or received over the Ethernet cable.
Dark The network is disabled or failed.

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