rapidly flashing ethernet light on adsl modem

Rapidly flashing ethernet light on adsl modem what does a rapidly flashing ethernet light on my adsl modem mean? it seems to be causing web pages to load slowly.

geek_paulmc, Apr 5, 7:11 pm

I thought if it was flashing it meant it was going fine... my ethernet and adsl lights always flash when it is working..loading pages etc

geek_jacqui248, Apr 5, 7:15 pm

It flashes all the time at a constant rate even when not loading pages.

geek_paulmc, Apr 5, 7:17 pm

Have done a virus scan so it's not a virus going out now. will be back late evening.

geek_paulmc, Apr 5, 7:22 pm

Mine did that - dlink, rang ihug and they sent me a new one.

geek_nzmu, Apr 5, 10:18 pm

The "Status" light.. .. on my DLink router flashes when it is switched on, ie 24/7. It's meant to.

geek_cacteur, Apr 5, 10:22 pm

Re #6 yes it 'blinks' but if this is anything like mine was, page loading was cr@p and the lights flash extremely fast - not normal. btw, my dlink was over heating too - top left centre.

geek_nzmu, Apr 5, 10:29 pm

#7 Oh.. #1 is talking about.. .. the "ethernet light." Sorry.. missed that. Mine blinks occasionally.

geek_cacteur, Apr 5, 10:34 pm

A reason the ethernet light can keep going while your not browsing or downloading is because it is updating either Anti-Virus, Windows or something like that

geek_pheonix, Apr 5, 10:51 pm

Yeah probably updating windblows

geek_art4ukiwi, Apr 5, 10:56 pm

Nzmu - sounds like it might be a modem fault dynalink only 3 months old so still under warranty. will ring on monday. if it is the modem, this is my second dynalink to crap out. previous one lasted 13 months - just outside the 12 month warranty.

geek_paulmc, Apr 6, 1:48 am

Either updating or IM programs or something adware viral going on you may need a different AntiViral program. with my webserver the fast blinking ethernet light would be a godsend (very low traffic webserver)

geek_pc_nut, Apr 6, 1:56 am

#9 there is nothing showing on the status bar to indicate any updates in progress. browsing has been slow for two days.

geek_paulmc, Apr 6, 2:06 am

Wireless on your network? lock your firewall down see if it stops?

geek_seriouslycgi, Apr 6, 2:08 am

Have just checked my account on isp website have exceeded 1 gig data cap therefore speed restricted but have never used more than 400 mb a month since i had broadband connected in 2006. it shows 1.3gb used since 9 march. total time online shown this month is about normal. has my modem been hijacked?

geek_paulmc, Apr 6, 2:28 am

Lmfao........modem hijacked ! ffs you lot...........the flashing on the ethernet light is simply indicating data goin between the computer and the modem..........that's ALL......

geek_nice_lady, Apr 6, 3:28 am

Nice lady we all understand this but there are times that it shows a fault - I doubt whether ihug would have replaced a non faulty modem.

geek_nzmu, Apr 6, 7:13 am

Nice lady... related to drcspy?

geek_pheonix, Apr 6, 10:09 am

Hmmmmmmm..... pmsl!

geek_nzmu, Apr 6, 10:16 am

Tui's ad nice lady ........ yeah right!
read my previous posts 3 & 15. the light flashes at a constant, faster than normal rate. it is a download speed restriction. i want to know how i could have exceeded my data cap when i haven't spent any more time online or downloaded any large files. and i normally use less than half my data limit.

geek_paulmc, Apr 6, 12:00 pm

Nice lady is correct. You need to investigate the source of this data using TCPView or similar.

geek_spyware, Apr 6, 12:18 pm

.......... 18. nice lady...
related to drcspy?.......Married......didn't notice I was on the missus a/c lol

geek_drcspy, Apr 6, 12:32 pm

I will ring my isp tomorrow and get their advice don't know anything about tcp view and the info on microsofts page for tcpview doesn't mean anything to me either.

geek_paulmc, Apr 6, 3:27 pm