Light patterns, images, manuals and more helpful info for the RCA DCM305 cable modem –
Modem Light Indicators
|Power/Internet|| **This light may be marked Power or Internet**
Off – Modem is in stand-by mode or not receiving power.
On – Modem power is activated and receiving power.
|PC Link||Off – No ethernet carrier is present or the modem is in stand-by mode.
On – Ethernet carrier is present with no send/receive activity.
Flashing – Indicates Send/receive activity.
|Cable||Off – No cable connection detected or modem is in stand-by mode.
Flashing – Cable connection is detected. Modem is not yet acquired.
On – Modem is acquired. Data can be sent.
Indicates activity over cable network. The light is off during times of no activity and flashing when activity exists.
|Message||Flashes when you have email (if offered by cable provider).|
Notes and Useful Information
When this modem is in stand-by mode, the Internet/Power light will be off. All other lights will operate normally. While in stand-by mode, you may still be able to release/renew an IP address without any problems. Please keep this in mind when troubleshooting PC connectivity issues.
This modem has been known to go into stand-by mode automatically when acquired for the first time. Please be aware of this as a commonly overlooked problem for new installations.