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Flashing Ethernet Lights

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#1 housewifeKola


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 03:23 PM

Hey Guys,


ON THE BACK OF MY COMPUTER ...my Ethernet light used to be Green. It was sometimes

a Solid Green and at times Blinking.

NOW...for the last week I have an Orange Blinking Ethernet light. It is always blinking. I know

this means that Data is being transported...but why? I am usually on TweetDeck or watching

videos on Youtube. I go to the same websites I've always visited. They are pretty safe. There's

very few of them.

Does my computer suddenly HAVE TO transmit Data all the time that I'm online?



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#2 dc3


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:48 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.


We need to know the make and model of this computer in order to reference the LED error codes.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 12:02 PM

Unless you have dialup then you have a "always on" connection and yes there is alot of normal traffic between a computer, router and modem.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 05:47 PM

An orange LED where you normally had a green one suggests the existence of a fault condition. Please supply the information requested by DC3.


You could also look in 'Device manager' to see if there are any problems indicated. Click 'Start - Control panel - System - Device manager (top LHS)' and look for 'Network adapters'. Expand this if necessary so you can see the LAN controller (ethernet) and see if there is a yellow exclamation mark against it.


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 07:48 PM

Go into "task Manager" performance  then resource monitor, fair chance you will see what is going on.

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