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No internet connection to main computer when router connected

I have had my linksys WRT54G for a little over a year and for some reason i have no internet connection to my main computer when i plug the internet into the router, but i have connection when the router isnt connected

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I am going to go for the most simple solution first.
This will depend upon your type of internet connection:
If this is a Cable Internt connection, typically you must restart the modem
in order for it to recognize the router.
If this is DSL, you must enter your DSL connection information into the WRT54G configuration.

While this is not as likely, either of these may, depending upon carrier, be linked to the specific MAC address of your computer. The Linksys WRT54G has the option of putting that MAC address into it's configuration so it can 'imitate' your computer.

For a definition, see: MAC address - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If none of this works, post a comment & we'll try again.

Good Luck!

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If you are getting lights on the Internet LED. Go to the router's setup page 192.168.1.1 and put in your username and your password if you are on DSL. For cable connection try to reset your router by resetting the router

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