Light patterns, images, manuals and more helpful info for the RCA DCM215 cable modem –
Modem Light Indicators
|Power||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.
|Activity||Indicates activity over cable network. The light is off during times of no activity and flashing when activity exists.|
|Flashes when you have email (if offered by cable provider).|
|Notes and Useful Information:
The image above is of the DCM205. It’s identical to the 215.
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.