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I bought the wireless WRT160n and i get a wireless signal

But I cannot get the internet. If I plug directly into the modem I get the internet, so I am wondering if my modem and router are not compatible.

I have a Linksys Cable Modem

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    Our Subscriber is Comcast Cable and both the router and modem had worked successfully together up until about 3 weeks ago. I spoke with the cable company and we get internet just fine. I spoke with Linksys and the router works fine. Not sure why all of a sudden it just quit working.

  • nikkisomers Feb 04, 2009

    Our Subscriber is Comcast Cable and both the router and modem had worked successfully together up until about 3 weeks ago. I spoke with the cable company and we get internet just fine. I spoke with Linksys and the router works fine. Not sure why all of a sudden it just quit working.

  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi...if you have only just got the router, can I ask if you have you been able to set it up successfully?

    For help in setting up, try this page for FAQs on setup: you can find a full user manual via this link (just enter your version number in the dropdown).

    If you have problems despite a successful setup, please let us know. Thanks ...

  • Kiley Gilley May 11, 2010

    Who is your internet subscriber?  Is it a cable company, phone company, or satellite company?

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Try the following steps :

1. Connectthe cable from your modem into the Internet port of the Linksys router.

2. Reset the router with the reset button for 30 seconds when the router is ON.

3. Turn the router and the modem OFF.

4. Turn the Modem On first, wait for 10 seconds and than the router.

5. Your Internet should work from the computers connectedto the router.

6. If not open the setup page of the router by typing 192.168.1.1 in and browser, the default password is admin.

7. In the setup page, below setup tab, the 3rd subtab is MAC Address Clone, Click on that and click Enable and click Clone the MAC Address.

8. repeat Steps 3 and 4.

Hope tht helps Nikki !

For more info on linksys devices, you can try these links :

http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com/configurations
http://linksysfirmwares.googlepages.com/wirelesssecurity

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