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Router doesn't recognize my computer

I have Linksys BEFSR 4.2. It routes to a Mac and a laptop through the punch-down box in the basement. I'm no longer getting internet. I've tried resetting. I've tried rebooting the modem. Nothing is working at this point. Any suggestions?

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You check login in your modem maybe your setting get changed...

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