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ARRIS / Motorola SB6120

Last Updated: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn about the available ports and the status lights on an ARRIS / Motorola SB 6120 cable modem.

Solution



The ARRIS / Motorola SB6120 is a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. This modem is currently only recommended for the Preferred package and below. If used with a Microsoft operating system other than Vista or Windows 7, the registry keys must be updated to enable maximum speed performance.


Front View
 


After the cable modem has successfully registered on the network, the Power, Receive, Send, and Online indicators illuminate continuously to indicate that the cable modem is online and fully operational. For more details, refer to the Modem Lights section.

Back View
 

 
The ARRIS / Motorola SB6120 has the following ports available on the back of the modem:

  • ETHERNET - Connects to the Ethernet port on your computer.
  • CABLE - Connects to the cable wall outlet.
  • Power - Connects the cable modem to the power adapter.

Modem Lights

The modem lights indicate the current status of your cable modem. To troubleshoot any connection problems, use the table below.
 

Modem LightStatusProblemSolution
POWERSolid GreenNone. Power is properly connected.N/A
OffNo powerVerify power supply connections and electrical outlet. Also make sure the outlet is not connected to a switch.
RECEIVESolid GreenNone. Downstream channel is connected.N/A
Solid BlueNone. Downstream channel is connected with bonded channels.N/A
FlashingSearching for a downstream channel connectionVerify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.
OffModem is off-line.Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.
SENDSolid GreenNone. Upstream channel is connected.N/A
Solid BlueNone. Upstream channel is connected with bonded channels.N/A
FlashingModem is registering with headend. Searching for an upstream channel connection.Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.
OffModem is off-line.Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.
ONLINESolid GreenNone. Connected to the Internet.N/A
FlashingNone. Scanning for configuration parameters.N/A
OffNo connection.Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.
LINKSolid AmberNone. A single device is connected to the Ethernet port and no data is being sent to or from the modem.N/A
Solid BlueNone. A High-speed Gigabit Ethernet connection from the cable modem to the PC.N/A
FlashingNone. A single device is connected to the Ethernet port and data is being transferred between the PC and the cable modem.N/A
OffNo devices connected.Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.

MAC Address Label
 


MAC addresses are written as 12 digits containing both letters and numbers (0-9, A-F). A MAC address is unique. The first six characters of the MAC address are unique to the manufacturer of the device.

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