Light patterns, images, manuals and more helpful info for the RCA DCM315 cable modem –
Modem Light Indicators (during normal operation)
Flashes when you have unread email messages (only when supported by the ISP).
Off – No traffic is passing through the cable modem. Flashing – Indicates traffic passing through the cable modem.
Off or Flashing – Modem is not acquired. On – When both this light and the "Internet" light is on steady, the modem is acquired.
Off – No connection to the PC is detected or the modem is in standby mode. Flashing – Indicates activity between the modem and PC. On – The connection to the PC is detected.
Off or Flashing – Modem is not acquired. On – When both this light and the "Cable Link" light is on steady, the modem is acquired.
Notes and Useful Information:
When the modem is turned on for the first time (and each time the modem is reconnected to power), the modem lights flash in a pattern that enables you to recognize at which phase of initialization the modem is in. The pattern begins (from right to left):
Internet Light blinking alone – Modem is searching for downstream signal.
Internet and PC Link blinking together – Dowstream is tuned and searching for Upstream signal.
Internet, PC Link, and Cable Link blinking together – Upstream is tuned and receiving IP address.
Internet, PC Link, Cable Link, and Cable Activity blinking together – Downloading configuration file.
All lights blinking together – Registration in progress.
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