Meaning of Lights in Alcatel SpeedTouch ADSL Modem

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Alcatel with 0 Comments

What do the lights in the Alcatel SpeedTouch ADSL modem mean?

Here you will find a summery of what the LEDs of your Alcatel SpeedTouch ADSL modem are suppose to indicate. This can be useful for solving problems, but in order to really understand the modem’s operation and troubleshooting techniques you should read Alcatel’s manual found HERE.

The SpeedTouch Home is equipped with 5 LEDs on its front panel, indicating the state of the device:


Indicator Description
Name Color State
LAN Green Flashing Data is flowing from/to the Ethernet port(s).
Off No activity on the Ethernet port(s).
Line TX Green Flashing ATM cells are being sent over the DSL line.
Off No transmission activity.
Line RX Green Flashing ATM cells are being received via the DSL line.
Off No reception activity.
Line Sync Green Flashing During initialization of the DSL line.
On DSL line synchronization achieved.
PWR/Alarm Green On Power on, normal operation.
Amber On Power on, start up failed.
Red Flashing Power on, POST pending.
On Power on, POST failed.

RTFM for more info.


Alcatel SpeedTouch Support page