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Several months ago I bought a laptop & had a Belkin router enstalled & everything worked fine. I spilled something on computer & it was sent to be repaired. When I got it back the other day, I didn't know how to connect the router back to it & didn't want to contact (if I didn't have to) the person who had helped me in first place because it cost me quite a bit of money. When I connect wires myself & I hope I'm connecting them right, I'm not sure what to do. At advice from a tech at Suddenlink, the "ethernet" cord is now plugged into the computer from the modem instead of going straight to router. Does any of this make sense? I take care of my Dad with Alzheimer's & if I'm going to use my computer, I need to be able to sit with him at times... Your help would be much appreciated - thanks!

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  • bjgilmore195 Jun 20, 2009

    Before I do this where are the wires supposed to be connected? The ethernet cord is running from the modem to the laptop not the modem to the router. The only thing plugged into the router at this time is the power cord.

    Thanks, Bonnie

  • bjgilmore195 Jun 20, 2009

    The picture of the back of router isn't exactly like mine. My router is an N Wireless Router with model number of F5D8233-Av3.



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On the laptop, make sure the wireless is turned on, most laptops have a button or switch that needs to be pressed to first turn on the wireless. Then on the computer, if its vista, you need press start then then connect to. on the connect to list, you need to find the wireless network and connect it to.

What happens?

On windows xp, you should have a disconnected wireless icon on the bottom right corner of your screen and by opening that icon you should get the wireless network list and from there connect to the wireless.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • Ekse Jun 20, 2009


    The internet connection comes from the wall to the modem.
    From the modem take a wire and place it on the routers (Internet or UP port) Looking at the manual, the port should read WAN on it. here is the user manual if its the belkin router you selected.


    Modem etherned goes to Router WAN port.

    You can connect your computer with a wire or wirelessly. if you use a wire use any of the ports next to WAN, but the modem needs to be on the WAN port.

  • Ekse Jun 20, 2009

    Then I sent you the wrong manual for another product that you had selected.
    here is the right user manual

    Yellow is for the modem / internet

    the ones next to it are for computers.



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