Light patterns, images, manuals and more helpful info for the RCA DCM245 cable modem –
Modem Light Indicators
|Off – Modem is in stand-by mode or not receiving power.
On – Modem power is activated and receiving power.
|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.
|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.
|Flashes when you have email (if offered by cable provider).
|Notes and Useful Information:
The image above is of the DCM225. It’s virtually identical to the 245.
Thomson, the manufacturer of the RCA DCM245 cable modem, has recalled the Power Supply on this model. A limited number of the Power Supplies distributed have a bad circuit.
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, the customer may still be able to release/renew an IP address without any problems. Please keep this in mind when troubleshooting PC connectivity issues.