Cable Modem Activity Light Problem ???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DragonHeart, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. DragonHeart

    DragonHeart OSNN Addict

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    Hi,

    Hope someone can help, my cable modem seems to be very active ie : The activity light seems to be allways going althou im not doing hardly anything online......................

    Ive run a virus scan etc but its come up clean and ive updated all the definitions and windows update..............

    But this problems seems to be causing my online games and internet surfing to slow down :(

    Can anyone give me any ideas what could be causing this, or what i can check or dwl to see if anythings amiss ????????

    Anyhelp would be kindly appreciated, thx
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    See what the ports are doing, or run a packet sniffer sort of application (if it's ok with your ISP). Regarding speed, run a tracert on the line.
     
  3. Tiesto

    Tiesto OSNN Addict

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    Go grab OpenPorts from DiamondCS and see what progs are using what ports. If it is some sort of backdoor, it will show up on openports. http://www.diamondcs.com.au/openports/

    Btw, cable modems dont use DCHP for IP renewal since they are on static ips ;)