My router won't recognize my internet connection?

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I have a linksys wrt54g2 the wireless G router. It wont recognize my internet connection I can plug my computer into the cable modem and it works fine. I can also access the network ...show more
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Connect (wired) Modem to Router (wireless) to PCs.
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Set router POWER OFF.
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Reset modem: With a straightened paperclip, press RESET button momentarily.
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Wait 60 secs.
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Set router POWER ON.
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Reset router: With a straightened paperclip, press RESET button momentarily.
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Wait 60 secs.
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PC Command Line:
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Click [Start] - Click [Run...] - enter: cmd, Click [OK]
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At the prompt (c:\.....>) enter: ipconfig /release, press [ENTER]
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At the prompt (c:\.....>) enter: ipconfig /renew, press [ENTER]
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TEST: Connect to Internet.
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If SUCCESS: Repeat Steps after PC Command Line on your other PCs.
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If NO SUCCESS:
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At the prompt (c:\.....>) enter: ipconfig /all, press [ENTER]
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Ensure DHCP Enabled == YES
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If IP Address == 0.0.0.0 OR 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255, connect PC (wired) to router (if possible) or modem and perform ALL steps again.
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  • kma7351 answered 5 years ago
    Yes. Clone the computer's MAC to the router. The computer's MAC is registered with the ISP. The router's isn't. The ISP will only allow you to connect with a registered MAC. Otherwise, call your ISP tech support and have them register the router's MAC instead of the computer's.

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  • efflandt answered 5 years ago
    If what tbshmkr does not work (or you cannot find reset button), power down the cable modem, remove any battery it has for a few minutes, reinsert battery, power up cable modem, power up router. Then boot your PC or in a command window do: ipconfig /renew (assuming WinXP or newer).

    The reason for reset or complete power cycle of cable modem is because it may remember MAC (hardware) address of last device connected to it, and may not allow another device to directly connect to it until it forgets that. Not an issue for DSL modems.
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  • Kajol P answered 5 years ago
    Certifications-
    http://ccnptutorials.info/
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