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Netgear C3000 WiFi Modem
Last Updated: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 > Related Articles
Learn about the available ports and the status lights on a Netgear C3000 WiFi modem.
For installation instructions, refer to the following articles.
The Netgear C3000 has the following ports available on the back of the gateway:
- USB - Connects to selected client devices.
- ETHERNET - Two ports connect to the Ethernet port on your computer or home network.
- CABLE - Connects to the cable wall outlet.
- POWER - Connects the device to the power adapter.
- POWER ON / OFF - Turns the device on and off.
|WPS Button||Blinking Green||None. This button lets you use WPS to join the WiFi network without typing the WiFi password.|
The WPS LED blinks during this process and then lights solid.
|WiFi On / Off Button||Off||The WiFi radio is turned off and you|
cannot use WiFi to connect to the device.
|Pressing this button for two seconds turns the WiFi radio on and off.|
|On||None. The WiFi radio is on and you can connect devices via wireless.||N/A|
|Power||Off||No Power.||Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.|
|Off||No downstream channel is locked.||Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.|
|Blinking Green||Scanning for downstream channel is in progress.||Verify all cable connections and try resetting the modem. If cable is OK and modem reset does not work, contact Customer Support.|
|Solid Green||None. Connection from the computer to the Internet is established on one channel.||N/A|
|Off||No upstream channel is locked.|
|Blinking Green||Scanning for upstream channel is in progress.|
|Solid Green||None. Connection from the Internet to the computer is established on one channel.||N/A|
|Solid Green||None. Cable WiFi modem is operational.||N/A|
|Slow Blink||None. Cable WiFi modem is receiving DHCP information.||N/A|
|Fast Blink||None. Cable WiFi modem is downloading a configuration file.||N/A|
2.4 Ghz WiFi
|Off||The 2.4 Ghz radio is off.||N/A|
|Solid Green||None. The 2.4 Ghz radio is on.||N/A|
|Ethernet||Off||No device is connected to an Ethernet port.|
|Solid Green||.None. A powered-on device is connected to an Ethernet port.|
|USB||Off||No device is connected via USB.|
|On||A device is connected via USB and is ready for use.|
The Netgear C3000 comes configured with wireless security. By default, the Netgear home networking gateway supports up to 802.11n wireless standards and uses WPA / WPA2 wireless security settings. The SSID and Passphrase are printed on the label on the gateway.
- The SSID on the gateway is the same as the last 6 characters of the Wireless MAC address.
- The Passphrase is the same as the 9-digit serial number of the home networking gateway.