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Netgear C6230

Details

     

Modem Information

DOCSIS 3.0 Dual Band WiFi Modem

16x4 channel bonding

To achieve Gigablast or Ultimate speeds, a DOCSIS 3.1 modem is required

Highest Service Level

Ultimate Classic

   

Front View

Front View

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The Netgear C6230 is a DOCSIS 3.0 device. After the cable modem is successfully registered on the network, the Power, Downstream, Upstream, and Online indicators illuminate continuously to indicate that the cable modem is online and fully operational.

The following buttons are available on the front of the modem.

  • WPS - Press this button when you want to use WPS to join the WiFi network without entering the WiFi password. The WPS LED blinks while connecting to a device and then lights solid.
  • WiFi On/Off - Press this button for two seconds to turn the WiFi radios on or off. The WiFi On/Off is lit when the WiFi radios are on.
     

Back View

Back View

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The Netgear C6230 has the following ports available on the back of the modem.

  • RESET - Use this button to restore the default factory settings by pressing and holding it for seven or more seconds until the Power LED blinks green.
  • USB - Connects to a USB storage device.
  • Ethernet ports 1 and 2 - Two RJ-45 LAN ports to connect to LAN devices. Only one port is active at a time.
  • Coax - Connect your coaxial cable line to this port.
  • DC Power Connector - Connect the supplied power adapter to this port.
     

MAC Address

MAC label

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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.

Troubleshooting

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

Gateway Light Status Problem
WPS Off No device is connected via WPS. Enable WiFi.
Blinking Green None. The WPS button was pressed and now the WPS LED blinks while it is in discovery mode.
Solid Green None. The WPS connection was successful.
WiFi Off The WiFi radios are disabled. Enable WiFi by pressing and holding this button for two seconds.
Solid Green None. WiFi is enabled.
Power Off No power is supplied. Verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid Green None. The modem is receiving power.
Solid Red The modem is in thermal cutoff mode. Power off the modem, let it cool, and move it away from heat sources.
Downstream Off No downstream channel is locked. Verify all connections.
Blinking Green Scanning for downstream channel. If downstream continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid Green None. Two or more downstream channels are locked.

Upstream

Off No upstream channel is locked. Verify all connections.
Blinking Green Scanning for upstream channel. If upstream continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid Green None. Tw0 or more channels are locked.

Online

Off The modem is offline. Verify all connections.
Blinking Green The modem is synchronizing. If online continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid Green None. The modem is online.

2.4 GHz

Off The 2.4 GHz radio is off. Press and hold the WiFi button for two seconds to enable WiFi.
Blinking Green None. The modem is sending or receiving WiFi traffic.
Solid Green None. The 2.4 GHz radio is operating.

5 GHz

Off The 5 GHz radio is off. Press and hold the WiFi button for two seconds to enable WiFi.
Blinking Green None. The modem is sending or receiving WiFi traffic.

Solid Green

None. The 5 GHz radio is operating.
Ethernet 1 / 2 Off None. A device is not connected to the Ethernet port on the back.
Blinking Green The port is sending or receiving traffic.
Solid Green A powered-on device is connected to the Ethernet port.

USB

Off A device is not connected to the USB port on the back or a connected device is ready to be removed.
Solid Green None. A device is connected to the USB port.

Manufacturer Resources

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