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Broadband/Thompson Router problem. DSL comes up as not connected happened 3hours ago. everything was working fine then. Tried switching off. and rebooting to no avail

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Turn off the dsl modem, wait a few minutes, and turn it back on. do the same to the router. you may have lost the dsl service entirely so you may want to contact the provider if this doesn't help.
additionally, you may want to swap the ethernet ports on the router to the pc to an empty one. a port occasionally will fail. (had it happen to me before).

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Hello,

If you have your pc connected directly to your Virgin Broadband modem through the ETH/LAN port on your pc then disconnect it from that port on your PC.

Then connect the same cable to your Belkin Routers Internet/WAN port. Then take the extra cable that came with the Belkin router and connect it to 1 of the 4 lan ports on the Belkin router. Then connect the other end to your PC in the LAN port.

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Buy a wireless modem router for cable broadband (and eventually a wireless network card for the other computer.
Here is an example: Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B 4-Port Cable/DSL
Ask retailer to get right model for your broadband.
Connect the remote computer with wireless.

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Try contacting the DSL provider, if not All-Operatingsystems-Lost.
U may try Start-controlpanel-network connections-local area connection-properties
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