If Internet connection issues with the SB6120 arise, troubleshooting may resolve the issue, or may provide insight as to what is causing the issue. This document provides helpful information for troubleshooting connection issues with the SB6120.
The document contains the following sections, to be followed in sequence:
- Checking the physical connection
- Verifying the LEDs
- Verifying the cable signal
- Power Reset
- Factory Reset
If the solutions provided in this document do not resolve the issue, please contact the cable operator.
Checking the physical connection
- Verify that the SB6120 power cord is connected from the power port of the SB6120 to the power outlet.
- Verify that the coaxial cable is connected from the cable port of the SB6120 to the cable outlet.
- Verify that the Ethernet cable is connected from the Ethernet port on the SB6120 to the Ethernet port on the computer.
Verifying the LEDs
With the proper setup, the Online LED should be solid green, and the Link LED should either be amber or blue. If this is not the behavior that the SB6120 is displaying, please refer to this table for more information regarding LED behavior.
| ||Off||Flashing||Solid Green||Solid Blue||Solid Amber|
|POWER||No power to device||N/A||Modem is powered up||N/A||N/A|
|RECEIVE||Receive channel not found|
|Scanning for a receive (downstream) channel connection.||Downstream channel is connected.||Downstream channel is connected with bonded channels.||N/A|
|SEND||Send channel not found||Scanning for a send (upstream) channel connection.||Upstream channel is connected.||Upstream channel is connected with bonded channels.||N/A|
|ONLINE||Internet connection failed||Scanning for Network Connection||Connected to the Internet||N/A||N/A|
|LINK||No connection to the modem's Ethernet port detected||Transmitting or receiving data on Ethernet port||N/A||Computer is connected via a Gigabit (1000 mbps) Ethernet port||Computer is connected via a 10 mbps or 100 mbps Ethernet port|
Verifying the cable signal
- Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter http://192.168.100.1 into the address box. The Cable Modem Status page appears.
- Click the Signal link on top of the page. The Signal page appears.
These levels apply to all Motorola cable modems and cable modem/gateways. These values are absolutes. If the cable modem is experiencing levels that approach the minimum or maximum acceptable levels, then it is a warning sign that there is a possible cable plant issue. If the cable connection at the modem is OK, then it is advised to contact the cable operator to address the issue.Acceptable Signal Levels (per channel)
|Downstream Power Level (DPL):||+15 to -15dBmV|
|Downstream Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR):||23.5 dB or greater (if 64 QAM)|
|30 dB or greater (if 256 QAM and DPL = -5 to +15 dB)|
|33 dB or greater (if 256 QAM and DPL = -6 to -15 dB)|
|Upstream Transmit Power Level:||57dBmV or less (1 downstream channel)|
|54dBmV or less (2 downstream channels)|
|51dBmV or less (3 or more downstream channels)|
- Shutdown the computer.
- Unplug the cable modem from the AC wall outlet and wait one minute.
- Plug the cable modem into the wall outlet.
- Wait until the Power, Receive, Send, and Online LEDs are solid.
- Restart the computer.
- Disconnect the coaxial cable.
- Power cycle the unit by disconnecting the power cord for 10 seconds, then reconnect the power cord.
- Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter http://192.168.100.1 into the address box. The Status page will appear.
- Click the Configuration link on top. The Configuraton page will appear.
- Click the Reset All Defaults button (as shown below).
- When asked, Do you want to proceed?, click the OK button. The modem will reset to it's factory state, and will go through the initialization process.
- Connect the coaxial cable to the modem.
NOTE: The initialization process may take 5 to 30 minutes.