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Linksys Cable/DSL Router model BEFSR4141

I have lost the directions to hook up the router.

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    my router won't connect automatically to the internet



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I have linksys befsr41 cable/dsl router w/4 port my cable provider gave me a router that has only one internet port but i have two computers will this linksys make it able to hook up two computers? also one is a mac and one is a pc, will that have any effect on it?  also, i have no driver for this linksys, do i need one?  

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Since you did not include the type of internet provider I cannot give you more specific instructions. Although you can refer to the links below on how to set it up. If you require further assistance just reply to this and give me the model number of your ISP and the model of your router. Also answer this question " When you plug your computer to your modem do you get online automatically or do you need a username and password"

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    Thomas Lim Oct 25, 2008

    You did not add any information. how do i know what caused the problem or what else needs to be done.

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The problem can be caused, because of two reasons, one the router profile on the computer has got corrupted and second the router itself. Have you tried resetting the router to factory defaults.. Caution: all wireless security settings and user name and passwords would go back to factory defaults.

1.Disconnect all cable from the back of the router.
2. Shut down your computer and the DSL box
3.Press the reset button, using a paper clip at the back of the router.Keep it pressed for 5 seconds
4. Disconnect the power cord to the router
5. Switch on the Dsl box, wait for the lights to stablize
6. Reconnect the interenet cable and the power cable to the router and power it on.
7 Let the lights stabalise on the router and power on the computer.

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-- what is the operating system of your computer?
-- is the router working fine before or is it a brand new router

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
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if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router

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configuring the router settings will depends who is your provider. if your isp is dsl you need to configure your ISP username and password on the router. if your router is a cable no need to change any settings on the router. it should automatically work

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