Transmit light on modem flashing

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Even when I'm not connected to Internet, every few minutes the transmitting light on the modem stars rapidly flashing. It will flash for about a minute. Then pause for a bit and start all over again. The receive light will flash every once in a while. I'm not even connected to the system.  The Lan light is study.  Is the modem sending data that I am being charged for ??
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WillyMcDee

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Posted 3 years ago

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A. Everett Neuman

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It's CODE. I could tell you, but then I world have to unplug your modem. ☺

Do you ever phone home to Mom? So does the modem. No real charge from Exede, it's bits, bit's cut in half, just bit's of bit's, small ones.
A gigabyte is 1,024 megabytes and/ or, 1,073,741,824 bytes/ bit's. Small. Smallest...Itsy bitsy bits
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It is secret code, I found my secret decoder ring in my blue loving cup or was it a box of Kix?

However, it can also be found in the recently declassified ViaSat Surfbeam 2 User's guide obtained under the FOIA.

If not provided by the installer, it's available here:

http://wildbluetools.com/content/FS/20/23/002_SB2UserGuide.pdf

Be forewarned if English is not your native tongue, it may require standing on one's head if obtained from there; however, you'll find greater insight into the subtleties of the "dance of the sugar plum blue lights" - all four blinking is the bad one warning you of an imminent visit by an installer in most cases, and the need for cleanup in aisle 4.

I should have hung on to the frogmen - they're going for $35 over on eBay.              
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Exede Kimberly

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Hey Willy, the flashing light is a sign that the modem is transmitting info, whether it be from internet activity, sending a usage update, or trying to make a connection. As Labs said above, 4 crazy lights is the one to keep an eye out for.
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HOW DO I GET A NEW MODEM ?