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Connection issues My belkin router won't work with my laptop. I installed this about 1yr ago and was working fine. Now all of a sudden the "Connect" light won't go on. Power button is green, WLAN button is green. Lan 2&4 are orange. WAN is off. Is there a quick fix to this? The Belkin icon on my laptop is green and it shows a connection but I can't get online. Thanks

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Retain your password and user name if any, go into routers set up browser to find this. Press the reset button on back of unit with a pen tip. Go to your pc's and go into properties of your network cards and in the internet TCP/IP properties ensure obtain IP address automatically is selected. Go back into the routers settings (normally in your web browser.) Make sure DHCP is enabled to automatically assign IP addresses. Type in any password and user name. Also check the cables as an orange light means either no connection or only 10 Mbps instead of the normal 100Mbps. If you still have trouble you may need to clear the DNS settings so go to Start then Run and type:- ipconfig /flushdns then press enter.(note the gap between ipconfig and the /).

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