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Issues with Blinking Red Broadband or Services Down

Internet Not Working or Connecting? We have Solutions! 

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The fastest way to get back in service and get rid of the blinking red broadband light is to perform one or all of the following: 

Restart the modem

Secure cable connections

Reset the modem (Last)

Press the red reset button for 5 seconds Check to see if cables are unplugged, if they are, plug them back in. Press and hold the red button for 20 seconds. This will clear custom settings.
Check out our how-to videos. Just choose your modem. Check image below You can also use Smart Home Manager to reset it. 

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The reason why your service is dropping

  • Surge protectors and power strips can cause resets and over time, cause the modem to fail. Plug the modem directly into a wall outlet if possible
  • If you added a device to the modem (3rd party equipment), unplug it and test. If service returns, this points to the equipment you added
  • If there was a recent storm or power loss, there could be an issue with the equipment inside or outside your home. Use the tools below to run tests and check for an outage.
  • A device on your network is causing issues. In some instances, a single device could be causing your loss of service. A sign of this is loss of service at a specific time of day. There could be a process running in the background. Disconnect all devices and test one at a time. 

Troubleshoot and check for outages

  • To check for an outage, visit our Service Outage Page. You can use your zip code or sign in to your account to check.
  • To troubleshoot, visit our Internet Support Page. Once you sign in, a check will be automatically performed. The same tests our teams run, are the same system checks our calls teams perform.  
  • Sign up for alerts. Just select the first option on our outage page.

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Get more information at our support center about the Troubleshoot & Resolve Tool

 

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5 years ago

Mine  is the same issue but they never said I needed a new modem.  I am very upset because I work from home and could not do my job.  They said it was an internet connection in my area... they said it would be fixed within 24 hours and still nothing.  I hope ATT will compensate me in some way.  This is horrible.  They said the would keep me updated and never a message, nothing!!!  

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5 years ago

Blinking red broadband because of att outage last night.   How long will this take to fix?

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5 years ago

On a BGW210 router, the Broadband light remains steady red. I reset the router and waited.  The router followed it's normal routine for reset and returned to a steady Broadband red light.  In other words, no change.  I can access the internet without a problem via wifi, but a second computer can only connect to the network via wifi and provides the word 'limited', which of course indicates that there is no connection to the internet.  This also prevents the second computer from connecting to a shared printer.

 

Over a period of the last couple of months or so, the Broadband light has remained steady red for the most part, though a couple of times the reset button has allowed the Broadband light to turn green for a brief period.  However, it soon returns to red.

 

Can anyone help solve this mystery?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Broadband light remains steady red.
curiouscat

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The issue is either with the gateway or with your lines.

Call 800-288-2020. Technical Support is open everyday until 10 PM PST.

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Hi all,

We see this post is getting a lot of views. As @my thoughts mentioned, resetting the modem can help restore services.

In some instances, you may need more than a reset and that is where the myAT&T app comes in. It's the fastest way to troubleshooting your service or check for outages. Just text myATT to 556699 or go straight to it via the web.

I have personally used it and was able to get a tech appointment setup within 5 minutes.

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist

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5 years ago

AT&T is very frustrating with the intermittent service we have been receiving lately

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5 years ago

I continue to have the same issue with ATT service.  My broadband light is blinking red, service light is off. I work from home as well and have a project due in 30 minutes.

 

ATT offers no help or solution every time I call. When the service techs come out, it is never a quick fix, usually need to order a part which they do not seem to have on hand and takes a week to come in.  Very frustrating and inconvenient.  Time to look for a new provider

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5 years ago

I'm having this issue right now. This is a straight AT&T issue. Nothing has happened around here at all. No service whatsoever. Uverse, internet or phone! This is frustrating!

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5 years ago

I held the reset for 20 seconds and the broadband is still red .. but the power is green. I pressed the wps thing on the front which did nothing and checked all the cables and they’re all fine.

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5 years ago

Currently having the same issue. All troubleshooting options have been tried multiple times. No known outage in my area. Customer service said the next available appointment wasn't until 4-8PM tonight. Which is very inconvenient. There should be an easier fix than having to set up an appointment and try to schedule your whole weekend around it. My husband relies on the internet to work from home on the weekends when needed. We have only had UVerse for about 2 months, and this is our first issue, but VERY frustrating when customer service has no answers.

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5 years ago

There's a problem in the att service connection mainline outside post about
4000 yards from my house. It had been damaged from other workers
unbeknownst to us. That was our issue after the hassle of them sending a
new gateway box didn't solve the problem. A qiick fix if service technician
comes out.
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