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Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

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Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

Hi - champions Gwalk and others who requested this.

I don't know if this video will post well. If it doesn't, i have 2 cameras with short video clips unedited and unphotoshopped which clearly show that the LAN light is blinking while the LAN cable was disconnected.

In case the video doesn't post, unlike the prior time that the LAN light blinked for about 3 whole days, the power didn't blink out off and on for the past 2 days prior.    All i was doing was disconnecting the LAN cable in preparation for another 10 day trip to Manila. When i did this i observed what you can see on the video.


I will be sending to Frontier in a day or 2 excellent documentation of just under 2 GB of DDDD while i was a witness, Our history further evidencing this, and the screenshots, carefully made, that show our usage while the LAN cable was disconnected.   This occurred very soon  after i returned home from Manila,  and reconnected and turned on everything.

FYI: for the 10 days i was gone there was no DDDD but i expected this is par for the course. Because after the DDDD events stop they usually don't restart again until we actually legitimately  use some data

When i sent the first slug of M.S. word screenshots to Frontier right before i went to Manila, they IMMEDIATELY escalated the very well documented DDDD to HughesNet. which case should be open as i write this.   

A few weeks ago before my trip i was working and my son was at a friends house on a non-capped internet and DDDD occurred while we were both gone from the house!

Thank you, very much.

-Larry and Nate Lewis
 
P.S. For Newbies for this long standing problem. I have been experiencing DDDD (Phantom usage-Dreaded Data Drain Disease) for 9 months continually the total data used - wrongly attributed to me - totals between 100-200 GB.  

Here is the link to the video in case the hughesnet link poster thing doesn't work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwfsXmXQqLg&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

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Re: Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

Will be Monday I'm sure.
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Re: Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

wonder if somehow a virus or ddos attack is going on within your modem or hughes systems.
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Re: Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

Something is certainly wrong either with the firmware, or modem...  In the video, I noted that the front LED is flickering on/off, but the NIC on the back is stating that there is, in fact, no electrical connectivity.

The firmware from a Frontier modem and Hughes modem shouldn't be much different what so ever, just a logo replacement or two inside the WebGUI...  Operational wise, they should be the exact same... 

I am wondering if Engineering will want the ODU, Modem, and what ever device he had connected to the modem to test and see what is happening, as the modem has been replaced before if I am not mistaken...

I have never seen a Hughes modem do this, but I do know the front LED is controlled via firmware and the SOC while the back lights are controlled directly by the NIC controller, though, the front LED should only be lit if the NIC reports it has a connection.  So it leads me to believe the firmware has a nasty bug that isn't impacting direct Hughes subscribers, but impacts Frontier subscribers, or that the user has damaged the NIC somehow, someway, multiple times, which is unlikely.
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I've lost track, modem never replaced?
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Re: Blinking LAN light VIDEO With no LAN cable connected-from Larry Lewis to Gwalk and other champions who requested it

possibly. but from what i've read on this subject dating back to larry's original posts 6 months ago, it appears he has changed modems and it didn't make a difference.

Makes me think it could be something within Hughes systems. I wonder if other people on his gateway or beam are experiencing simliar issues