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Hello.

I have a WebStar DPX100 Cable Modem. Recently, the PC light on the modem has been blinking kind of rapidly. I have never remembered it being like that, I've always thought it's been solid. I found a site that says what that state means:

PC - Illuminates solid green to indicate that an Ethernet/USB carrier is present and blinks to indicate that Ethernet/USB data is being transferred between the PC and the cable modem

This is my modem


Well, I have always remembered the PC light being solid. And recently, when I think the blinking PC light started, I have a Logitech G7 Laser mouse, and that it has a USB Receiver which is 2.4GHz and the mouse cursor has constantly been freezing, it gets very annoying. So I think the blinking PC light and the issue with the mouse might be related.

Time for a new cable modem maybe? I've had this one for a long time.

Hope someone can help!
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I'm betting the laser mouse and the modem are fighting...they are both 2.4 Ghz ...try using a PS/2 or usb mouse to confirm my suspicion...
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hmm..I bought the laser mouse 14 months ago and I had this cable modem at the time .. and it's been working fine, until like 2 weeks ago..So this is something they are doing now? Yet it's been okay for like 13 months? lol...


I'm actually using my Logitech Cordless Optical mouse that I had before the laser mouse and it is not freezing at all ...

so that should confirm it?
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yep...you might try getting as much distance between them as you can...
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happyrck, what do you mean? :whistling:
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I'm actually using my Logitech Cordless Optical mouse that I had before the laser mouse and it is not freezing at all ...
so that should confirm it?

[]yep.....
you said..."have a Logitech G7 Laser mouse, and that it has a USB Receiver which is 2.4GHz and the mouse cursor has constantly been freezing

since you can use a different cordless mouse then we know it's the laser mouse causing the problem

Edited by happyrck, 12 December 2006 - 07:33 AM.

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O great! hmmm..

The laser mouse was not freezing when I was using it on another computer ...

And what about the thing I explained with the PC light?!
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And what about the thing I explained with the PC light?!


could be a IRQ conflict...I'm not sure
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Have you tried the mouse USB reciever in a different USB port?
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