Arris S33 Lights: Everything you need to know

LEDs are used to indicate power, connectivity, and signal strength on routers and modems. This article explains what LEDs indicate and what it means when your router displays an Amber, Red, or Green light.

Explaining Arris S33 Lights status

Front Panel

Arris s33 lights

No power, verify all cable connections and try to reset the modem

Firmware downloading.

Solid Green
Downstream and Upstream channel search (Unlocked)

Docsis 3. O mode on
Blue Solid blueDocsis 3.1 mode on
Blue & GreenUnstable flashError, verify all cable connections and try to reset the modem.

Note: Blue- Indicates the DOCSIS 3.1 operational (high-speed Internet access), which might not be available in all locations. Contact your service provider to confirm availability in your region.

Back Panel

Arris surfboard S33 lights
Port and ColorSummary
Ethernet 2.5 GE and 1 GEE ethernet ports, to use RJ-45 network cable connections
Green LedSignals the GigE connection has been created
Amber LedSignals that a data connection of 10/100Mbps is established.

How to reboot Arris Surfboard S33 and Arris SB8200?

To reboot Arris S33 and SB8200, you have to follow these steps

1. Unplug your router from the power source.

2. Remove your modem’s power and wait a minimum of 10 seconds before reconnecting it.

3. Connect your modem back to the power source and wait for around 30 seconds before switching it on again.


If you understand the essential functions of the Surfboard S33, you will be able to troubleshoot the device and resolve any issues that you may encounter. If you have any questions regarding the information presented, please feel free to leave a comment, and I will get back with an answer to your query as soon as possible. Thank You.

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