Help With Cable Modem

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    So my friends router is hooked up to their cable modem, a Arris Touchstone 420p and the downstairs computer doesn't get a good signal at all. So I moved the modem and router into a more central spot, plugged everything in exactly how it was before and no dice. The modem doesn't seem to go online. The DS light will blink for a bit then go solid and the US light will blink but the Online light will not go on. I reset the modem but still does the same thing. Any suggestions?
     
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    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    May not be getting sufficient signal from that coax drop. Chances are the installer ran a separate dedicated coax to the location the modem was in before you moved it.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    if us and ds are blinking, you don't have a good enough signal from the cable.
     
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    So try a different location?
     
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    Worth a shot, but you'll probably run into the same coax signal issues. Your best bet is to leave the modem where it was originally, then run a cat5 cable to a more central location to place your router.
     
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    Ok I'll give that a shot.
    I doubt her mom will go for running a cable through her house though
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    Run it through the attic or crawlspace!
     

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