Actiontec WCB300N is the right Wi-Fi equipment that works over the dual-band Wi-fi and have the ability to connect Ethernet over Coax cable. So, it would be the right choice to have for those who are looking to extend their MoCA network with the help of an extender switch and cable.
The extender works out great and there are not any speed or connectivity issues that you will have to face over Actiontec WCB300N. Although, if you are seeing no light on the switch, here is what it means and how you can fix it.
Actiontec WCB3000N No Coax Light: What Does it mean?
No light means that there is no MoCA signal on the network and that is some serious issues that you need to fix. Now, you should know that the light doesn’t indicate the connection with the cable here but the connectivity over the internet so, you will need to check on all the factors that can cause you to have issues with the internet connection over your WCB300N extender such as:
1) Check the Internet
The first thing that you will need to check is the internet connectivity on your device and ensure that your internet is working fine. To make it sure, you will need to check on the router that you are using and ensure that the internet connection is working fine. You can try checking it on some other device as well to ensure that the internet is working alright.
If not, you will need to call your ISP and have the internet diagnosed first as the extender switch might be working just fine and the problem is with your internet primarily. If the internet is fine, you can move on with the troubleshooting process and check other things.
2) Check the connections
You need to ensure that the coaxial cable connecting your router and the switch is connected properly and not lose at either end. You will also need to ensure that the connectors are in good health and not corroded to ensure that there is not an issue with the connectors. Another thing that you will need to check on coaxial cables is that the cable should not be damaged at any point or bent too sharply that can cause some issues with the connectivity and you will not be able to see any lights on the WCB300N Wi-Fi Extender.
After you have checked that the cables are fine, the last thing for you to do would be check if the cable is connected to the output port on the Wi-Fi router and input port of the extender switch as if it is otherwise on any of the devices, that can cause you to have this issues and you will not be able to see any lights on it.
3) Get your switch checked
Once you have checked on all the aspects above, you will need to get your Wi-Fi extender switch to an Actiontec technician who will be able to diagnose it in a better manner and get you hooked with the right repair or replacement.