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Most cable Internet Service Providers (ISP) use a Media Access Control (MAC) Authentication to establish Internet connections for end-users. A MAC address is assigned a unique 48-bit (6-byte) integer that is attached to an Ethernet NIC for each computer. To set-up your Linksys gateway to a Cable ISP, you have to do MAC Cloning. MAC Cloning is a procedure which enables a gateway to copy the MAC Address of the PC that’s registered with the ISP.
To setup a Linksys gateway with Cable connection you need to perform five steps:

  1. Verifying Internet Connection
  2. Connecting Devices Together
  3. Checking the Gateway’s LEDs
  4. Configuring a Linksys Gateway for a Cable Connection
  5. Power Cycling
More detailed information can be found from the Linksys website

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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I'd suggest testing with another computer and the same Ethernet cable to your modem to see if the results are the same and to narrow down which component is the problem.

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1. plug in the router
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