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Getting to Know CM100

The CM100 is a cable modem with both USB and Ethernet connections that allow you a fast and convenient connection to the Internet. The device comes various LEDs and ports which are further described below.

 Front Panel

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 Power (Green):
The Power LED lights up when the Cable Modem is powered ON.  It is solidly lit after the self-test.
 
 DS (Green):
The DS (Downstream) LED lights up and flashes green when the Cable Modem is trying to lock on a downstream signal.  The LED is solidly lit when it is locked on the signal.
 
 US (Green):
The US (Upstream) LED lights up and flashes green when the Cable Modem is trying to lock on an upstream signal.  The LED is solidly lit when it is locked on the signal.
 
 Online (Green):
The Online LED flashes green when the Cable Modem is establishing a connection to your cable ISP.  It is solidly lit when the Cable Modem is synchronized with you cable ISP.
 
 Link (Green):
The Link LED lights up green when the Cable Modem is connected to your computer or network through the Ethernet or USB port.  It flashes when there is activity on the Ethernet or USB port.
 
NOTE: If the DS, US and Online LEDs are flashing, the Cable Modem is performing a self-diagnostic test.

Back Panel

 Power:

The Power portconnects the Cable Modem to the power adapter.
 
 USB:
TheUSB connects the Cable Modem to your computer using a USB cable.
 
 Ethernet:
The Ethernetportconnects the Cable Modem to your wired computer or other Ethernet network device using a Category 5 (or better) Ethernet network cable.
 
 Reset:
The Reset buttoncan be used to clear the Cable Modem’s connections and restore its factory default settings.  Using an object with a small tip, such as a pen, press and hold the button until you feel it click.
 
 Cable:
The Cable portconnects the Cable Modem to the wall jack using the cable from your ISP.  This is a round coaxial cable, just like the one that connects to the back of your cable box or television.

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