Netgear has an amazing range of cable modems available, and C6220 is one of the best ones. It is actually a cable modem router, which means you can create a wired as well as wireless connection with this one. It promises exceptional Wi-Fi connectivity for medium homes and works well with multiple cable providers, ranging from Cox to Spectrum and Comcast. However, before you purchase this unit, it’s best to understand Netgear C6220 lights meaning to make sure you can keep an eye on the network connection!
Netgear C6220 Lights Meaning:
This cable modem and Wi-Fi router combo are one of the best ones in the market, but they can run into some problems. The internet and power-related information can be checked through the LED indicator’s color. There are eight LED indicators on this unit, including;
- Power – the power LED glows in a green color when the unit is getting an unhindered power connection, and it turns off when there is no connection. However, it also glows in red color, and it happens when the power is cut off due to heat. In that case, you should change your unit’s place to a ventilated area
- Downstream – it shows the downstream channel information, and the solid green light means that one or more channels have been locked. On the other hand, the blinking green downstream light means that the unit is scanning for a channel, while the off light means that no downstream channel has been locked
- Upstream – the green light means that the upstream channel(s) has been locked, while the blinking green light means that the unit is scanning for a channel. However, the off upstream light means that the upstream channel hasn’t been locked
- Internet – the internet light flows in green color when the unit is online, while the blinking green light means that the unit is syncing with the CMTS (cable modem termination system) of the cable service provider. On the other hand, if this light is off, it simply means that the unit is offline
- 4GHz – the green light means that the 2.4GHz radio channel is one and the blinking green light indicates wireless traffic on the band. However, the off light means that the 2.4GHz band is off
- 5GHz – the green light indicates that the 5GHz channel/band is on, and it turns off when the band is offline. However, if there is traffic on the 5GHz band, the unit will blink in green color
- Ethernet – The Ethernet light glows in green color when you connect some device to the Ethernet port and turns off when you disconnect the device from the Ethernet port. However, if the Ethernet light has a blinking green form, it means that the port is receiving or sending traffic
- USB – the green light means that the USB device has been connected to the port, and it will remain off when the USB port is idle
These are all the lights available on the C6220 and what different colors mean. In case you still have some queries, reach out to the Netgear customer support team!