On/Off – Turns the modem on or puts it in
standby mode. Placing the cable modem in
standby mode (the "off" position) allows for
continued status monitoring from the cable
Do not press this button when transmitting data over
the internet. The information will be lost and your
Power – Indicates whether cable modem is in
active or standby mode. The light is off when the
modem is in standby mode, and on when the
power is activated.
PC Link – Indicates whether the connection
between the computer and the modem is active
(ready to transmit/receive) or actually
transmitting/receiving. The light is off when no
carrier is present (or the modem is in standby
mode), on when the carrier is present but there's
no transmit/receive activity, and flashing when
there is transmit/receive activity.
Cable – Indicates the status of your cable
connection. The light is off when no cable
connection is detected or the modem is in standby
mode and fully lit when the modem is registered
with the network and data can be sent.
Activity – Indicates the existence of data traffic in the cable
lines. The light is off when no data traffic is present and flashing
when data activity exists.
Email – This light flashes when you have mail. (Check with your
service provider to make sure they offer this feature.)