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Modem reset

Why do I have to unplug and reset my modem everyday? The red light is lit every morning and afternoon.


I am sick of this.

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Re: Modem reset

Hello Bruce Baird ,


I extend my gratitude to you for contacting us about this issue through the forums and please, accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience that you have experienced.


There are various reasons why you have to reset or reboot your modem to get connected. I would also want to know the brand of your modem and which light would turn red.


It may be a line issue causing the modem to have a red light on DSL.


would indicate that your modem is not receiving a steady DSL signal from the central office causing a bad connection.

Please access this link to help you check and do basic troubleshooting for connectivity problems.


Getting a red light on power would indicate a modem problem. In this case the modem has to be replaced.


Red internet light means that you have an incorrect username and password on the modem.


It would be best that you also contact us over the phone so we can properly diagnose what is the cause for you intermitent connection. By doing so, we will be able to run line tests and call our line technicians whenever it's needed. If not, then we can send out a technician depending on the test results.


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