Cable Modem Troubleshooting: Arris/Touchstone CM450

Light patterns, images, manuals and more helpful info for the Arris/Touchstone CM450 cable modem –

Manufacturer: Arris/Touchstone Model: CM450
Modem Light Indicators

Off – No power to modem.
Solid – Modem acquired or Power-on self test.
Flashing – Any other status (ie. Scanning downstream, ranging…)


Flashing – Standby switch active or Obtaining data IP address (DHCP)
Solid – Modem acquired and ready to transmit data.

Cable Flashing – Indicates activity over cable interface or Scanning for downstream carrier.
Solid – Ranging, obtaining data IP address, downloading, or acquired with no activity.

Off – USB connection not detected.
Solid – USB connection detected.
Flashing – Indicates activity over USB interface.


Off – Ethernet connection not detected.
Solid – Ethernet connection detected.
Flashing – Indicates activity over Ethernet interface.

Notes and Useful Information:

Installation and User Manual
Manufacturer Product Website (no modem support on manufacturer site)

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Matthew Isaac March 14, 2007, 3:53 pm

    How do I IP Forward on this modem if i need to host something.

  • user July 4, 2008, 7:04 am

    dude i lost mi modem disk and mi provider wount give me a new 1 what i gotta do now?

  • bob July 7, 2008, 11:36 am

    dude download the USB drivers off of the arris web site

  • lm June 23, 2010, 4:49 pm

    es cierto que si desconecto el cable coaxial se desconfigura el arris mo lo dicen los de cable vision

  • marian73 July 30, 2010, 4:53 am

    ako pripojiƄ k tomuto modemu wifi router ?

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