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Your modem and router lights are blinking all the time

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Why would you post this.. :\

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not sure if serious...

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Dude, you're a valued member here, you bring the site a fair deal of real news. Why are you posting this absolute junk? Is it meant to be tongue-in-cheek? Are you mocking the ridiculous basic nature and 2005 feel to the article?

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Good news for those who do not know whats going on. I have been asked several times what the lights mean on modems. Not everyone is technically inclined and know.
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it could also be that your computer has become sentient, and is searching the internet on it's own to learn more and become more powerful

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Funnily enough i called my ISP the other day

they said Unplug everything from your router (which i did)

he said is the internet light still flashing, i said yeah

he went into a big fuss about should not be flashing as nothing is plugged in until i told him wireless devices

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[quote name='techbeck' timestamp='1365089855' post='595616674']
Good news for those who do not know whats going on. I have been asked several times what the lights mean on modems. Not everyone is technically inclined and know.
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At least someone gets it. ;)

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This reminded me of something I once heard in college.

The reason computers, modems, routers, etc have blinking lights at all is because back in the day, when IT was showing off its crazy expensive servers to management and the higher ups, the higher ups wanted to see something "happening" like you would in a factory. The lights were basically added just to show them that hey, its doing something right now.

I was wondering if anyone had a source for this or if the professor was talking out of his ass.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1365090433' post='595616700']
At least someone gets it. ;)
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Wasnt hard to get.

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"Mostly, the lights on your modem or router indicate perfectly normal activity."
So they can also blink due to paranormal activity? Should I call Ghost Hunters?

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Message for you in [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1144974-god-gives-less-miracles-to-%E2%80%98too-science-educated-americans%E2%80%99/page__st__30__p__595613272#entry595613272"]my post from the other day[/url], Hum.

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[quote name='ILikeTobacco' timestamp='1365090646' post='595616714']
The reason computers, modems, routers, etc have blinking lights at all is because back in the day, when IT was showing off its crazy expensive servers to management and the higher ups, the higher ups wanted to see something "happening" like you would in a factory. The lights were basically added just to show them that hey, its doing something right now
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That finally explains why Blink 182 were so popular during the 90s.
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Thanks for the info, Hum. I wonder lots of time why my modem lights are flashing when I know no one is using the Internet.

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