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# 248234 15-Mar-2019 18:54
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Hi,

 

 

 

I have a Chorus Optical Network Terminal Model Type 200, and I know that LAN1 lights should be blinking when internet is in use. However, I would like to know a few things,

 

1: what is the actual cause for the light to blink at different rates (ie what does it depend on)

 

2: is there a way to hide whatever is causing it to blink

 

3: is there a way (non-physical) to stop the lights from blinking? for example stay at orange and not blink

 

 

 

Thanks in advance.


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  # 2199005 15-Mar-2019 19:01
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1. data transfer

 

2. yes cover them up with something, black electrical tape usually works

 

3. no dont think so




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  # 2199006 15-Mar-2019 19:02
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Thanks, could you be a bit more specific for 1? I'm not sure what data transfer encompasses.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2199007 15-Mar-2019 19:04
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the device sending data, the more activity the more the lights blink




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  # 2199008 15-Mar-2019 19:06
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For example, joining a Skype call will cause the light to blink really fast, but the data usage won't be very big, why is this?

 

 


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  # 2199010 15-Mar-2019 19:07
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there is more activity when in the skype call as more data packets are being sent that say you just doing nothing

 

 




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  # 2199011 15-Mar-2019 19:08
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Would there be a way to limit the rate of data packets being sent?

 

 

 

 


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  # 2199013 15-Mar-2019 19:16
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stop using the internet, thats an honest answer there not a joke

 

there is no getting round it if you want to use the internet, find some way of covering the LED's


 
 
 
 


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  # 2199016 15-Mar-2019 19:23
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halla1:

Would there be a way to limit the rate of data packets being sent?


 


 



Turn off the AP



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  # 2199019 15-Mar-2019 19:30
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Hi, what do you mean by AP? I'm not entirely knowledgeable in this area. Thanks


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  # 2199025 15-Mar-2019 19:40
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halla1:

Hi, what do you mean by AP? I'm not entirely knowledgeable in this area. Thanks



The Access Point that plugs into the ONT



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  # 2199028 15-Mar-2019 19:43
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How would I do that, and what would that result in? I'm assuming that using the internet will be the same. Thanks


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  # 2199034 15-Mar-2019 19:47
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The result would be no internet access and no flashing LED

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  # 2199126 15-Mar-2019 20:56
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There is NO way to change the way the lights flash. This is no different to the many billions of other Ethernet devices out there that have LED lights on them.

 

If you find the lights annoying a 50c roll of tape will fix them.

 

 


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  # 2199220 15-Mar-2019 22:44
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Dont cover the ventilation slots on those Chorus ONTs. They run quite warm and will probably fail due to overheating if you cover those slots.

Problem though, there is also alot of light spill from those slots. So the best fix is to pay Chorus to relocate the ONT. Assuming that you cant simply ignore the flashing lights.





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  # 2199904 17-Mar-2019 01:43
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Why does everyone need to be a prick to the O.P and suggest they're some sort of retard because they don't like flickering lights? 

 

Answer - no you / Chorus / the RSP cannot currently change the LED patterns. Options include;

 

1. Carefully covering the lights with electrical tape, do not cover or block the air vents of the ONT.
2. Perhaps contact Chorus and request a function to dim / turn off activity lights in future ONT variants. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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