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Modem Connected, No Internet

The power, receive, and send lights are solid green.  The online light is blinking green.  PC activity light is on.  But I can't connnect to the internet.  I've put in the DNS server addresses.  Nothing.

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Change the dns to 4.2.2.2
and checked if u getting the default gateway and if u r able to open the routers page in the ie.
if this does not resolve the issue for further assistance how did this happen
whos ur isp , do u have ur isp's settings as every isp have their unique settings which must be entered.

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