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Vista desktop won't connect to internet cable modem eithernet

Had wirless network set up was working fine for months somthing got changed and now desktop which is wired out of dir 655 router willnot connect to internet diconected everthing and tried just using cable modem to desktop it will only connect through usb and will not go through ethernet port the router won't accept the modem to to usb connection and wants it to go with either net cable
i hit the reset button on the router and now laptop is saying the network does not exist it does pick up the network just as d-link
tried just reconecting as it was and reinsatalling software from router and it can't restart the net work if connected to desktop through eithernet and if trying usb it says inncorrect router

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Power down cable modem, router, and computer. Connect ethernet cable from modem to router/ and connect ethernet cable from router to PC. Power up cable modem first, after modem shows connectivity, plug in router. After router shows internet connectivity, start computer. Be sure that you LAN card operable

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