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Cannot receive IP from cable modem

I have used this router for over a year now. Everything works on it, wireless, dhcp server, the gigabit switch. But now it cannot pull a IP from my motorola cable modem. I've reset both devices, the modem and the dlink, reset to factory settings, everything, still won't get an ip from the modem. I know the modem isn't the issue, as I hooked up an older dlink wireless b router and its working fine, its my backup! I have the newest firmware and everything. Any help would be great!

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I had this problem with another type of router. If the software is fine and the modem shows no problems, its probably your ethernet port on the router. Alot of routers ports go bad after a certain amount of use. It could have been a defect from start and just started to show problems. Logically at this point its hardware. You troubleshot the rest. Last thing to point at is the WAN port on the router going bad.

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. How do you do this by ethernet connection from only the desktop directly with only the Wi FI . router. Go to a internet browser and type in the URL 192.168.0.1 and then change the router ip address to match what the DSL modem DHCP issues..
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