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Fix for Blindingly Bright Motorola Cable Modem Lights

cable-modemNot too long ago I got an upgrade to my cable Internet speed — 50Mbps down, 10Mbps up — which finally pushed me to buy a new cable modem. I had been using the same Linksys unit for about 8 years, and it was a reliable, well-designed unit. Sadly, there was only one Cisco/Linksys model listed on my ISP’s compatibility sheet, and it’s not available in stores. I’m not the biggest fan of Motorola products, but there were lots of rave reviews for the SB6141, so I hesitantly picked one up. It performs well, but I soon discovered a major gripe that the reviewers looked over — the LEDs on the front are stupidly, ridiculously, blindingly bright. I set out to remedy that.

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