How do I turn off blue lights on router?

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Exede router had to be installed in a bedroom (only access from dish). How do I turn off the lights?
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Unless there is a way for Exede to turn them off, which I doubt because those are the status lights to let you know its working, there is no way to turn them off.  I would just cover the modem with a shirt or something over night or put a box over it over night so you can sleep and not have the room lit up with blinking blue lights.
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If you do choose to cover the modem up be sure you leave room for some ventilation else you run the risk of causing it to overheat. Of course, you can always just unplug it.
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True you can unplug it but I don't like doing that knowing that when I plug it back in i will have switched channels and I like the one I'm in now it seams to be least congested and speeds are great.
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I have my modem, router and exede voice equipment all plugged into the same power plug strip, so I can recycle all of them by cutting one switch off.  I don't even think about which thing is doing what, if I decide to recycle I just do the  whole thing at once.
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I agree totally that in some cases it can be the router, in my case though back when I signed up I had talked to the phone support nightly for like 4 days in a row going through all their steps including plugging directly into the modem.  In that case only way to fix was when Beau contacted me from my email I had sent through here and he had a contact of his at the NOC move me to a different channel.  One other time that I was talking to him via Facebook he had suggested unplugging sense it was on a Sunday and his contacts were not at work.
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Generally works, but in the tougher cases I've seen, power up modem, wait until it acquires signal, power on router, power up voice - lot's of handshaking going on when simultaneous and plenty of opportunity to miss the secret handshakes.

  

It's all chaos theory... what works once, may not work again and nobody knows the answer.   
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Yes Old Labs, that is me on the other forum. I really should have known to do a hard reset of my router, but I didn't realize that the reset available in the router interface didn't necessarily do a clean reset. Us old timers learn new tricks every day. Thanks for Diana's phone call and assistance this morning.
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Keep learning new tricks, it's the only thing keeping us old dogs going.  
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Small strip of black electrical tape.
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Use electrical tape..... and i am sure your installer told you "the modm has to go here" because it was easiest on the tech.

as long as you can run a wire to it.....you can run the modem anywhere...... many techs like tk say, it has to go here..... less work for them