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Why does my modem have to cycle twice?

debodundebodun Posts: 51
in Connectivity Nov 05, 2018

I have a Motorola Surfboard modem. When there's a power outage or I just want to re-set the modem, when it boots up, it gets to the PC Activity light (circled in red in the photo), blinks around 30 times, then all the lights go off, then it starts booting up again. The second time it boots completely. Is this normal or more likely a problem with the modem, my computer,  or the signal?

 

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Best Answer

  • reds91185reds91185 Posts: 2,452
    Nov 05, 2018 Accepted Answer

    It's normal. My old Moto SB6121 and my current Arris SB6190 do the same thing.

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  • karlbeckmankarlbeckman Posts: 2,206 ✭✭✭✭
    Nov 06, 2018

    Note that the SB6121 is technically obsolete.  It only has four downlink channels and therefore doesn't bond properly above 60 Mbps.  You need a minimum of 8 DS channels (SB6141) to get a 100 Mbps connection, 16 for up to 300, and 24 for the ultra 400 Mbps.

  • reds91185reds91185 Posts: 2,452
    Nov 06, 2018

    Yeah I ditched the 6121 about 3 years ago when I my area upgraded from 50/5.  

  • debodundebodun Posts: 51
    Nov 06, 2018
    Will that modem work with Windows 7?
  • reds91185reds91185 Posts: 2,452
    Nov 06, 2018

    @debodun wrote:
    Will that modem work with Windows 7?

    What modem are you referring to?  The short answer is Yes since modems don't really care what operating system is being used.

     

    I feel like you may really be asking a different question...something like "What modem should I get to optimize my connection?" perhaps...

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