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Without the router I can see the internet with router I keep getting nothing

My new wireless linksys router does not see the internet ?

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  • wackfx May 17, 2009

    I used the lynksys disk to install this and followed it step by step.

    I believe that my xp firewall is the culprit in this.I was finally able to get it to go to the http://192.168.1.1 site and it is asking for my domain and host names and I do not understand what those are "dummie me ". could this be part of my problem ?



    thanks

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Okay when you buy these routers you got to configure them before you hook them up to the internet.. See www.linksys.com under the support section it will tell you to not plug in the internet until last.

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