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Internet connection failed

Hi, I cannot connect my 2nd computer to the router (I have tried it through the rounter and directly to the modem) I keep getting the message a network cable is unplugged. I have tried various different cables and ports on the router and still get the samne message. i am using a Linksys Instant Broadband EtherFast Cable/DSL Router. Any tips on why it does not recognise the cable and how to get it going? Thanks AT

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Re: internet connection failed

Well the first thing to do is try to isolate the problem. Before we start make sure the 1st PC will give the same network cable unplugged error if it too is unplugged. Once that is done start by unplugging the network cables from the PCs and switch them. Does the problem stay with the 2nd PC or does it move to the 1st? If it stays with the 2nd PC then the problem is with the PC network card or more likely its configuration. The network card should be configured exactly as the 1st one, probably to obtain the IP and DNS addresses automatically. If you need help with this let us know the operating system you are using. If the problem moves to the 1st PC that indicates the problem is with the cable and/or the router. Now switch the cables at the router end, if the problem stays on the 1st PC then that network cable is your problem. It could be a ?cross-over cable or simply damaged. If it doesn?t move then the problem would be in your router. Either that router port is bad (try using another port) or the one port that works is configured uniquely. You?ll need to take a look at how your router ports are configured and look for the differences. Let us know what you find and we?ll go from there.

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I think i hve the router hooked up wrong how do i fix it

Connecting Multiple Computers
thru a router to internet

Tips on choosing the right network can be found at

Since you said there are other computer in the house I assume they will all
go thru the router. I also assume you are using ethernet to connect the new
computer so it will be a "wired" connection. A rounter can also have wireless
connections if the other computers have wireless internet on the other

To connect more than one computer to the Internet, you need a router.
A router allows you to connect several computers to each other and to the
Internet. The router sits between your computers and the modem provided by your
ISP. You connect the router to the modem, and then connect all your computers to
the router.


To connect a router and multiple computers to the

Contact an Internet service provider (ISP) and have them configure
an Internet connection to your home. If possible, have the ISP place the modem
in the room with your primary computer.

Connect your router to your modem in one of the two following

If you currently have a computer connected directly to your
Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and
plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN,
or WLAN on the back of your router.

If you don't currently have your computer connected to the
Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router)
into your modem, and the other end of the network cable into the
Internet, WAN, or WLAN port
on your router.


Plug in your router. After a minute or two, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light
on your router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to
your modem.


Determine whether your computer has a network adapter, and add one if
necessary. Instructions to determine if you have a network adaptor or to install
a Network adaptor can be found at

Shut down your computer by clicking Start and then clicking
Turn Off Computer. Then click Turn Off.

Connect the network cable to your computer's network adapter.


Connect the other end of the network cable to your network equipment.


Start your computer and log on to Windows. Windows automatically detects that
you are connected to the Internet.

Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for each one of your computers. If you have a
computer in a different room you can find instructions at

Feb 15, 2011 | Zonet ZSR4154WE 80211N Wireless Broadband...

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It still does not connect after I talked to ISP. I can conect to the interent by bypassing the rounter and conecting to the modem directly. How do I fix the blinking yellow light with this router?

Hi ........

I got your issue .....

Try with the following steps

Step 1: As you told u are able to go online with the modem

Step 2: Connect modem>>router>>computer

Step 3: Open the explorer page and on the address bar clear everything and type

Step 4: The belkin router set up page will be opened

Step 5: Towards the left column below internet wan click on connection type

Step 6: Select the connection type as dynamic and hit submit

Step 7: Now below hostname click on change wan mac address

Step 8: Now you will have clone computers mac address and then click on apply changes

Step 9: Check the internet status towards the top right corner it should say connected

Step 10 : If it is not connected towards the left column below utilities click on restore factory settings

Step 11: If asking for a password leave it blank and hit submit

Step 12: Now again please repeat the steps 5,6,7,8

Step 13: Status will be connected

If you have any issues please contact the 24/7 free belkin technical support 1800-2235546

Thanks .....

With regards ........


Oct 22, 2010 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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Rounter is not working

Firstly please check the connections. The modem should be connected to the "Internet" port on the back of the router. And the computer can be connected to any of the 4 ports of the router. Checked the lights. They should be steady. If you have a cable connection2_bing.gif (cable modem) than you can connect directly to the internet. Else if you are using a DSL connection than you need to configure the router according.

**If this works please rate else let me know in case of further help.**

Jun 29, 2010 | Linksys WRT54GX2 Wireless-G Broadband...

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Hi my name is tam. I am using the Net gear WGR614 v5 and my laptop is using window 7. But i can't connect to internet via the wireless rounter netgear. The internet light was on but the wifi light is keep...

Make sure that your computer is able to go online through the modem.
If your computer is not able to go online through the modem then you will need to call ISP first.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem
then you need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

Apr 23, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Need to know how to install rounter with out start

following are steps for manualy setup of router

1. Please remove all the connections from the router. Connect power to the router and then connect a cable from the computer into any of the 4 lan ports on the router. Make sure the modem should not be connected to the router or to the computer.
2. Open up the Internet Browser (Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.).
3. Put in address bar.
4. On the basic setting page scroll to the bottom and click on Apply.
5. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
6. Click on lan ip setup under advanced.
7. Change the lan ip to and under use router as a dhcp server change the starting ip as and ending ip as, click apply and click ok for any popup message that arise.
8. Once the browser display some error message like CANNOT FIND SERVER, ACTION CANCELLED etc, Connect the dsl modem on the wan port of the router and restart the computer.
9. Power off the dsl modem and the router after making the connections.
10. Power on the dsl modem and wait till the dsl light comes on, then power on the router.
11. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
12. Access the router (
13. Login to the router (Username = admin Password = Password).
14. Click on Setup Wizard and then select "Yes" and Click "Next" on the detection window.
15. It should give you a "Dynamic IP Detected" or "pppoe detected"(type the Username & Password of your dsl account in case of pppoe detection) and then click next.
16. Click Apply.
17. Logout of the router.
18. Open up another browser window and try to access internet.


Dec 23, 2009 | NetGear WNR834B RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N...

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Router connection fail

do you have internet with the modem? if you do then router is not configure correctly. If you do nothave internet ask you ISP why you are not online with the modem directly.

Sep 11, 2009 | Gateway Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable...

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Connection issue

Hi! I believe your having some issue with your router and I will be more than glad to assist you in this concern..Time warner cable is your isp and if the computer is connected directly to the modem, you have a perfect internet connection but if you are going to connect the cable from your modem to the router and you connect your computer to port 1 to 4 of your router it will not give u an internet connection. This is what we are going to do.
1. connect your computer that can get an internet connecttion thru time warner cable to the router on port1.
2. pull up a browser and type in the default gateway of the router, to check the default gateway of the router, right click the network icon on the lower right of the task bar and click status and it will show the ip address, subnet and default gateway, ex the default gateway is, u are going to type in the default gateway ip address to the url of the browser.
3. It will ask u for the username and password, by default the username is admin and the password is 1234 or just leave it blank.
4. It will pop up the setup page of the router and you have to look for the setting for doing a mac clone, you need to clone the mac address of your pc that can connect to the internet thru time warner cable modem.
5. once its done, save the settings and on the internet connection settings, manualy configured it to auto-dhcp. save the settings.
6. once its done..unplg the power of the computer, router and modem.
7. cable connection should be, cable from the modem goes to the WAN port of the router and connect cable on port 1 of the router to your computer on the lan port.
8. Plug in 1st the power of the cable modem, once all lights are lit then plug in the power of the router, once all lights are solid on the router, like the power, WAN, u will notice that there is no light on the port1, computer is still off, once the computer is on port1 will lit, then power on the computer..once computer is completely boot up, pull up a browser and it should gives u an internet connection.
9. Once you have an internet connection, u can access again the setup page of the router to setup the wireless connection settings.
10. If you are going to connect another to the existing router that is conneted to the time warner cable. that is possible, but before u connect the 2nd router to the 1st router..
a. connect the 2nd router to a computer to set it have to access the setup page of the 2nd router.
b. once you access the setup page, there is a menu for the lan settings that is for the router side. u need to change the 3 octet of the ip address of the 2nd router. ex your 1st router ip address is and the 2nd router ip address is to change the 3 octet of the 2nd route, the 2nd router ip address should be then save the settings..
c. the router will reboot and need to access the setup page of the router by using the and u can set the wireless connection settings.. once its done..
d. cable connection should be---cable from the time warner cable goes to the WAN port of the 1st router, connect a cable to port 4 of the 1st router going to the WAN port of the 2nd router.. this process is called cascading two routers on a network.. this should work.. good luck

Aug 16, 2009 | ViewSonic (DHWMG120) Router

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Hooking up rounter to cox cable


-- 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.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
Step 6: Power on the computer on and configure the router settings
Step 7: test the Internet connection.

if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router


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

May 27, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Blitzz BWA611 Router

a router shouldnt need to dial for a connection, go to open your internet browser and go to tools, then internet options, then click connections tab and select never dial a connection so as to stop internet explorer looking for a modem connection

Aug 30, 2007 | Blitzz Technology (BWA611) Router

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Blitzz Router

Ah, you can no longer use the modem or the Blitzz screen to connect to your Internet connection. You'll need to patch another Ethernet cord from the router to your Ethernet port on your computer and it should automatically connect. If you still get prompted to dial, open up Internet Explorer and ignore any prompts to dial and then click Tools, then Internet Options, then click the Connections tab at the top, then click the selection to Never Dial a Connection. Confirm your choice by clicking OK and then try browsing the Internet like usual.

Aug 30, 2007 | Blitzz Technology BWA711 (B3WL000900)...

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