We’ve all had that scary moment where our cable modem stops working with no real explanation, but the question is what you do about it.

Most people will think to call their cable service provider first, but that can take up quite a bit of time waiting on hold, but there are things you can try before you go through that.

- First, if you have a router, unplug it’s power source.  If not, just go to step 2.

- Second, go to the cable modem and unplug the power.

- Unscrew the coaxial cable from the back of the modem because you can sometimes get a static build up in the connection.

- Count to 10.

- Screw the coaxial cable back in.

- Plug the modem back in and wait for all the lights to go on and the “Activity” light to start blinking.

- Plug your router back in if you have one.

9 out of 10 times, this will solve the connection problems.  It can be static in the line, a power blink that didn’t quite register with the modem and so on.  These are all steps that your cable company will ask you to do first thing, so you may as well save yourself the time and try it on your own first.  If all this fails, then call the cable company and feel confident in informing them they have an outage and it isn’t you.

Categories: Home Electronics   
 

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  1. Mark Julca
    September 18th, 2016 at 12:31 am #

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