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Getting to Know AM300

This article will guide user on the physical overview of ADSL Modem AM300.

Front Panel
The Modem's LEDs, where information about network activity is displayed, are located on the front panel.


Power (Green)
The Power LED lights up when the Modem is powered on.

Ethernet (Green)
The Ethernet LED serves two purposes. If the LED is continuously lit, the Modem is successfully connected to a device through the Ethernet port. If the LED is blinking, it is an indication of any network activity.

USB (Green)
The USB LED indicates when the Modem is successfully connected to the computer using a USB connection. If the LED is blinking, it is an indication of any network activity.

DSL (Green)
The DSL LED lights up whenever there is a successful DSL connection. The LED blinks while establishing the DSL connection.

Internet (Green)
The Internet LED lights up green when an Internet connection to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) session is established. The Internet LED lights up red when the connection to the ISP fails.

Back Panel
The Modem's ports, where cables are connected, are located on the back panel. The Modem's reset button is also located on the back panel.


The DSL port connects to the DSL line.

The USB port can be used to connect your Modem to your computer's USB port using a USB cable. If you choose to connect via USB, it is not necessary to connect via Ethernet.

The Ethernet port connects to your computer and other network devices.

Reset Button
There are two ways to reset the Modem's factory default settings. Either press the Reset Button, for approximately ten seconds, or restore the defaults on the Factory Defaults screen of the Administration tab in the Modem's Web-Based Utility.

Power Switch
The Power Switch is used to turn the Modem off and on.

The Power port is where you connect the power adapter. With these and many other Linksys products, your networking options are limitless. Go to the Linksys international website at www.linksys.com/international for more information about products that work with the Modem.

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