just had an arris 722g installed this morning connectivity seems fine so im tempted to try a new approach and leave it alone but... the "us" light which i believe represents upstream is flashing amber instead of steady green like the rest of the lights . I've read some information that said its ip address problem and i should power cycle the router and push the reset button on the modem and all will be well. Others said the flashing amber is indicative of the connection speed-the downstream "ds" is solid green
Are you actually online with this modem ? If the "US" light is flashing (no matter the color) it means that the modem is still ranging (searching for) a return carrier/channel to lock on to. It should be solidly lit if it has locked on. The modem can't be in "sync mode" if it is flashing unless there is some sort of a hardware/firmware malfunction.
i was online , i unplugged the router and the modem, altough i didnt remove the battery or push the reset button on the modem-from what i read and saw of the indicator lights the battery just serves phone connection. plugged back in now the us light is solid green , ds light is solid yellow and now the online light is flashing green. according to pdf manual i saw solid yellow means fast internet connection, solid green means ultra fast and flash green with online light means connections are made and cable company is attempting to retrieve information
The built in back-up battery keeps that modem/eMTA "alive" even when the power is removed. Therefore in order to "properly" powercycle/reset it, the recessed reset button on the rear must be used or the battery must be taken out and the power cord removed. If you use the button you will need something like a bent paperclip or a pen tip. Depress the button and hold it in until you see the front panel lights begin to flash, then release. Give the unit ample time to fully re-sync again.
ok ill give it a shot , was a little hesitant because one time on the phone withe a comcast tech he said i shouldnt hit the reset button. is there a problem if the online light stays flashing but the us and ds lights are solid as they should be ?
ya im prob confused there , mabe if i replaced the router there would be an issue with the modem not recognising the new router. ill try pushing the reset button if your certain that wont cause any connection issues