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Sympatico & DLink DI-704P

Ok ... have to type this one out properly , When i connect the DI-704P to my network card i get an amber light on the network card but i am able to connect to the router , i've reset the router , rebooted etc and i am not able to connect to the internet through Sympatico. When i connect my high speed modem to my network card it works fine , i am able to ping the router etc ... but the amber light is always on . Thought this was supposed to be simple to setup , maybe i am missing a step ? Any help is appreciated ! Keith

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  • Keith Gulik Jan 01, 2007

    Did that , still does not work , amber light is on when i connect my network card to the router but i can see / connect to it , my high speed modem ** looks ** like it is connecting to the Internet , when i try to check mail it has the connect/disconnect lights working ( if that made sense ) maybe there is a problem with the router ? I am ready to use it as a door stop at this point . Thanks for the response and help .

  • Keith Gulik Jan 02, 2007

    Nothing out of the ordinary , local network works, i hooked up another machine to the router and i can see it , but i cannot get out to the wide area network. I even disabled all firewalls that i had and still nothing , what puzzles me is the amber light on my network card , it is supposed to be green but stays amber when i plug into the hub , i plug it into the high speed modem directly and i get a green light . I am stumped , thanks for taking the time to answer me .



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It usually is simple, and hopefully the answer is as well. If you haven?t already done so unplug the modem and the router. Wait for a few seconds and then plug the modem in followed by the router. Reboot your PC and try the Internet again. If it still doesn?t work then I would try doing a hard reset of your router and reconfigure using the setup process outlined by the manufacturer. If that still doesn?t work let us know and we?ll continue ?.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

  • tomj23 Jan 02, 2007

    When you reset and reconfigured using the setup procedure did you receive any error messages or anything out of the ordinary?



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