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My linksys router will not connect to the internet

I have connected all the proper cables and unplugged from the wall and replugged restarted computer several times and I can not get the router to send the IP address to the computer. I thought it was my router, I hooked a newer one up and it doesn't work either, so it's not my router it's in the connection somewhere. Last month we had hurricane Ike go thru here and it took down the internet line. So, when we got that back up suddenly the router would no longer work. I have been trying to figure it out on my own by reconnecting, unplugging all that ! Now I am frustrated and don't know what to do next. I can't get the IP address screen to continue on with the setup. Now if this heps, I have run all the network Diagnostics and this was found. No, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity. And I do have them enabled in the security section of internet options. Please help.

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Reset your rourter, with a pin or a paper clip for 30 seconds and disconnect power and wait for 30 seconds and reconnect it back and check if the power light is lit up in your router first..if yes, connect the modem cable out to the wan port of your router, and check if the wan light is lit up in your router, if yes connect a lan cable from the number 1 lan port of the router to the desktop pc and check if the lan 1 light is light up if yes the router is working properly, then check for the ipaddress in your desktop..if not your router might have gone bad..if you have any doubts rever back..

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Step 3:
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Step 5:
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