How many lights are suppose to blink on the modem?

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My modem is blinking three lights and it's very slow why?
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Andy Schack

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I take it you have the modem like I do that doesn't have the router built in since you mentioned lights flashing.
The top light is the power light and remains on, no flashing. The 2nd and 3rd lights are the send and receive, they will flash. The bottom light is the conn light, it lets you know that the modem is connected to either your router or computer, it will flash as well.
You might try unplugging the power cord to your modem and leaving it unplugged for 2 min, then plug it back in and see if that helps.
Just for the record, I'm noticing some lag tonight as well....some sites are loading fast, some slow, some super slow.

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if your lights start blinking really fast ,pull the Ethernet cable from the back of it because this means your data will be depleted soon.