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Router Is Teh Broked.(i Think?)

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#1 shiftplusone


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:27 PM

Been trying to figure out what's going on with this, buuut my router just seems to have failed on me.. It just randomly stopped working on like... Thursday. The internet directly from my modem to my computer works fine! but once I switch it up to my router, it says "connected" in the network connection stuff. but I can't get on AIM, or visit any websites.

I tried my old Linksys too, but nothing again.
I'm using a D-Link now.

I'm thinking it's some sort of setting in my computer since it says "connected" but I just don't know...

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:13 AM

If you can connect directly from your PC to the modem - then I doubt the problem is in the PC.

By chance, did you setup your internet account with your ISP using the computer connected directly to the modem? If so, have you setup the router to "clone" the PC's MAC address? This might be because your ISP doesn't reconize the MAC address of the router.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:09 AM

Try rebooting everything in the system from the cable modem to the router to the computer.

Shutdown the computer, disconnect the power to the router and the modem.
Disconnect the cable connectiion cable from the wall, the connection to the router, and the router's connection to the computer.

Wait a few minutes.

Reconnect the cable to the modem, the modem to the router and the router to the computer.

Reconnect the power to the modem, the power to the router and reboot the computer in that order.

See if it works.

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