Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:19 PM
The generally accepted process to reestablish a network connection is from modem to router to computer. As well as the way to turn them off, in reverse order. The method is to turn all devices off (by unplugging), make sure they have been off for a full 60 seconds, at least to be sure no flash memory settings linger.
1. Turn on the modem, and wait till you see a network link connection, and modem "synch".
2. Turn on the router, wait for it to establish a link with the modem and you see a data stream with the lights on the modem and router.
3. Turn on the computer, and after boot up, open IE or the browser of your choice. Then verify you're able to connect to the internet.
By no means are these rules set in stone. There are exceptions for troubleshooting purposes. But they are the accepted guidelines for a cold restart. hth
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