Although Spectrum has a huge number of satisfied users and they really do everything to keep the quality of their services at the highest level, there are situations where the users start experiencing some issues. Generally, the LED lights on the modem or router usually indicate what is the status of our network and whether there are some problems.
One of the issues for example is the Spectrum modem online light blinking white and blue. If you are experiencing this issue then you are at the right place. In this article, we are going to explain what this means and what steps you can take in order to fix the problem.
So, for starters, let’s see what is the meaning of the online light blinking white and blue.
Well, some of the reasons why this happens are: a power outage, problems with the wiring, the connection is not active. Basically, all these issues are closely connected to the modem not receiving a signal from the coax.
On the other hand, it is good to know that there are a few things you can try in order to fix it unless the reason is an outage. But, let’s go one step at a time.
The following steps are recommended if you are experiencing the online light blinking blue and white on your Spectrum modem.
Check The Wiring
One of the solutions you can try is to check all the cables and wires. Maybe the coax cable you have connected to the modem isn’t the active one. To test this try connecting the modem to another coax wall outlet or try with a different coax cable.
While checking the wiring, you can also inspect whether there is any damage to the cables and connectors and whether everything is connected firmly and properly. If you notice that a cable is too bent, try replacing it and see what happens.
In most cases, the problem lies there so you will get it fixed in a few minutes. However, if the Online light still blinks blue and white even after you have checked everything, try the following solution.
Reboot Your Spectrum Modem
Rebooting your Spectrum modem is another efficient solution for this issue. All you need to do is to disconnect the modem from the power source. Also make sure to disconnect the coax cable as well. Give it some time and then reconnect everything. When you turn on the modem back again, wait a little until it boots completely. After that the Online light should stop blinking blue and white. In case this continues, it is possible that your area is affected by a service outage so it is important to check that as well.
Check For An Outage
In case your area is affected by an outage you will most probably see the online light blinking blue and white. Maybe your ISP is working on its network, performing scheduled maintenance or they are experiencing some power or technical problems. Whatever the case is, you can be sure they will fix it soon. However, it is good to confirm whether an outage is causing this problem.
Here are a few things you can do to confirm this:
- You can contact Spectrum Support and ask what’s going on.
- You can log in to your Spectrum account using your smartphone and you will see an alert message informing you about the outage if there is one.
- You can visit DownDetector’s website on your smartphone and see whether other users have reported any problems with Spectrum.
In case you get confirmation that the problem is caused by an outage, you will have to wait until they get rid of the problem. Once the issue is resolved the Online light should stop blinking.
Get In Touch With Spectrum Support
If you have decided to contact Spectrum support and ask whether there is an outage in your area, and they say no, it is a good idea to ask for their assistance in fixing the issue. Simply describe your problem in detail, and they will do their testing and give some advice on what to do. Eventually, they can send a tech over to your place.
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We hope that one of the solutions presented above helped you fix the online light blinking blue and white. It is a good idea to try and remember what you did for the next time that happens. Some of the solutions are also good for other Spectrum modem networking issues you may experience in the future. On the other hand, you can always come back and visit our site and find a solution for your specific networking issues.
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