Step 1: Check to see if other devices are affected
If only a single device is out, troubleshoot the device.
- If this is a wireless device and you are having trouble connecting, you may also want to refer to our article on optimizing your wireless network).
- If this is affecting all of your devices, continue to the next step.
Step 2: Check for outages
Step 3: Check for lights on the front of your modem
The light patterns are different on each model and can change depending on how it's being used, but there should be some lights on the front of the modem. See below for examples, or learn more about resetting a fibre optic modem.
If there are no lights:
- Check the power supply to make sure it’s plugged into an electrical outlet and fully inserted in the back of the modem.
- Try a different outlet.
- If the modem is plugged into a power bar or other switched outlet, make sure it is turned on. If possible, also try bypassing the power bar and connecting directly to the outlet.
Step 4: Check the connections
There should be a coaxial cable running from the wall to the back of the modem. Ensure the connections are finger-tight. Don't use a wrench as this can damage the equipment.
Step 5: Reset your modem
Unplug the power from your modem for a few seconds or, if your modem has a battery back-up, press the reboot button (for more detail, refer to our article on resetting your modem or resetting your fibre optic modem).
Step 6: Contact Technical Support
If your Internet service is not restored, please contact Technical Support for assistance.