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When I connect directly to my cable modem, I can get internet service. However when I try to use my D link router either wireless or with a cable, I cannot connect to the internet. When I use another brand of router, my wireless works fine. What do I need to do?

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Check for driver compatibiliy between the cable modem and bad router..sounds like new drivers are needed

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