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# 41865 24-Sep-2009 15:45
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hello there,
im wondering if there is a mode or way that the internet can be used, without the router lights flashing.
i understand the whole point of the lights is to flash when in use, but is there like a stealth mode?
the lights flash and wake up my parents, so i cant go on the net at night =[
hope someone has an idea.

gz ftw

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Ultimate Geek

  # 258100 24-Sep-2009 15:53
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Black electrical tape over the LEDs should do it.

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  # 258102 24-Sep-2009 15:57
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What a combination - you couldn't predict that easily!

You need to use the net.
The router lights are within view of their sleeping position.
They sleep so lightly that a blinking LED wakes them up!

Sucks for you!

Move the router to a different room? Turn it round 180 degrees? Get your olds to toughen up? Sellotape a piece of card over the lights? Black the lights out with marker? Cut the LEDs out?


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  # 258109 24-Sep-2009 16:19
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If you really wanted help with your router, then it would be good to provide us with a make and model.

Tony, what about using dial up? I hear they flash soo slowly that it would not wake you up, anymore than the sun rising in the morning.

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  # 258112 24-Sep-2009 16:33
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RFC1149 will ensure no flashing lights (and zero power usage too). But the latency is above average.

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Master Geek

  # 258113 24-Sep-2009 16:33

or, thinking outside the box...

fix the real problem with these !

obviously they are not IPv6 compliant so a future upgrade may be necessary...


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Uber Geek

  # 258115 24-Sep-2009 16:41
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i have the thomson telecom one >.<
not dial up...broadband, flashes like nuts.
i think they come out to spy on me =[
i will try the black tape though =]
thanks for posts

gz ftw

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Master Geek

  # 258464 26-Sep-2009 01:01
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once you've sorted out the LED's - are you going to turn off your screen - the light might disturb them? ;-) lol...

I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code



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Uber Geek

  # 258590 26-Sep-2009 17:23
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nah man. just play under my blankets =[]

gz ftw

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