Yesterday evening my Westell 6100 DSL modem’s power light turned amber which means it is in safe boot mode. I have been unable to get it out of safe boot mode. I tried the reset button many times, disconnected all the cables, plugged the power adapter into various wall outlets, etc. I can’t get the modem out of safe mode so I have no Internet connection. This blog post is being composed at work.
I called Verizon and they will send me a replacement in two business days which means I could be offline until next week. I figure Tuesday at the earliest. However there are two things I can try to fix this problem. I can try a firmware update or attempt to access the administration web page.
Even without Internet access, I can work on one of my projects using my local web server. I can also continue to study drum programming and digital music production. I have several books to read on that subject.