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Netgear C6230

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Modem Information

DOCSIS 3.0 Dual Band WiFi Modem

16x4 channel bonding

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

Highest Service Level

Preferred 250



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 LightStatusProblem
WPSOffNo device is connected via WPS. Enable WiFi.
Blinking GreenNone. The WPS button was pressed and now the WPS LED blinks while it is in discovery mode.
Solid GreenNone. The WPS connection was successful.
WiFiOffThe WiFi radios are disabled. Enable WiFi by pressing and holding this button for two seconds.
Solid GreenNone. WiFi is enabled.
PowerOffNo power is supplied. Verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid GreenNone. The modem is receiving power.
Solid RedThe modem is in thermal cutoff mode. Power off the modem, let it cool, and move it away from heat sources.
DownstreamOffNo downstream channel is locked. Verify all connections.
Blinking GreenScanning for downstream channel. If downstream continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid GreenNone. Two or more downstream channels are locked.

Upstream

OffNo upstream channel is locked. Verify all connections.
Blinking GreenScanning for upstream channel. If upstream continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid GreenNone. Tw0 or more channels are locked.

Online

OffThe modem is offline. Verify all connections.
Blinking GreenThe modem is synchronizing. If online continues to blink, verify all connections and try resetting the modem.
Solid GreenNone. The modem is online.

2.4 GHz

OffThe 2.4 GHz radio is off. Press and hold the WiFi button for two seconds to enable WiFi.
Blinking GreenNone. The modem is sending or receiving WiFi traffic.
Solid GreenNone. The 2.4 GHz radio is operating.

5 GHz

OffThe 5 GHz radio is off. Press and hold the WiFi button for two seconds to enable WiFi.
Blinking GreenNone. The modem is sending or receiving WiFi traffic.

Solid Green

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

USB

OffA device is not connected to the USB port on the back or a connected device is ready to be removed.
Solid GreenNone. A device is connected to the USB port.

Manufacturer Resources

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