About three days ago, I noticed the 'send' and 'receive' data lights flashing on my modem even when I was NOT online. This puzzled me and caused me concern. I was playing a quick game of Spider Solitaire before going out to a small job, when I realized they were flashing. I immediately unplugged the cable thinking someone had hacked my pc. Then I ran spyware and virus software, but it showed nothing. The next couple of days, it happened again. Yesterday, I called my IP to ask about this. The woman asked me if I had a wireless router or another computer in the house and I told her no. She then said that she had no explanation for it. But she did take my name and address and someone would be out checking on the lines. ?????? Who knows how long that will take.
This morning when I got up, every single green light was on and the send/receive lights were flashing even though, the pc was shut off. That means, all night long, someone was using my pc? my power? my internet access? what?
The lights in question on the modem are labeled: PC, Cable, Send, Receive, and Power. How could all of these green lights be on when my pc was off? And why would the send and receive date lights be flashing when I am offline?
She says her modem is a Webstar by Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
I asked her for a Model Number, but I think what she replied with was more like a Serial Number.
Any ideas on what's going on? It seems to me it's possible that her modem is getting ready to give out since even the Power Indicator LED was apparently flashing. She says she's already disconnected the Power to it several times to try to reset it, to no avail.