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No internet light on modem afer router is used

When my modem is connected straght to computer, I have internet.

When I install the router in the mix, the internet light doesnt come on and the status light keeps blinking... how can I fix this and get internet?

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Re: no internet light on modem afer router is used

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for proper set up of the router...most likely it has conflicting IP Address's. If they wont help you can contact your ISP for support or get a differ router.

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I think i hve the router hooked up wrong how do i fix it

Connecting Multiple Computers
thru a router to internet

Tips on choosing the right network can be found at

Since you said there are other computer in the house I assume they will all
go thru the router. I also assume you are using ethernet to connect the new
computer so it will be a "wired" connection. A rounter can also have wireless
connections if the other computers have wireless internet on the other

To connect more than one computer to the Internet, you need a router.
A router allows you to connect several computers to each other and to the
Internet. The router sits between your computers and the modem provided by your
ISP. You connect the router to the modem, and then connect all your computers to
the router.


To connect a router and multiple computers to the

Contact an Internet service provider (ISP) and have them configure
an Internet connection to your home. If possible, have the ISP place the modem
in the room with your primary computer.

Connect your router to your modem in one of the two following

If you currently have a computer connected directly to your
Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and
plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN,
or WLAN on the back of your router.

If you don't currently have your computer connected to the
Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router)
into your modem, and the other end of the network cable into the
Internet, WAN, or WLAN port
on your router.


Plug in your router. After a minute or two, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light
on your router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to
your modem.


Determine whether your computer has a network adapter, and add one if
necessary. Instructions to determine if you have a network adaptor or to install
a Network adaptor can be found at

Shut down your computer by clicking Start and then clicking
Turn Off Computer. Then click Turn Off.

Connect the network cable to your computer's network adapter.


Connect the other end of the network cable to your network equipment.


Start your computer and log on to Windows. Windows automatically detects that
you are connected to the Internet.

Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for each one of your computers. If you have a
computer in a different room you can find instructions at

Feb 15, 2011 | Zonet ZSR4154WE 80211N Wireless Broadband...

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My linksys w/2phone ports cannot hook up with the ethernet

Most Cable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use Media Access Control (MAC) Address authentication to establish Internet connection for end-users. MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to the network adapter/s of the computer.
To set up your Linksys router to work with a Cable ISP, you have to enable the MAC Clone feature of the router. MAC Cloning is a procedure which enables a router to copy the MAC address of the computer registered with the ISP.
To set up a Linksys router with Cable connection, you need to perform four steps using the computer that's been registered with the ISP:
i. Verifying Internet Connection
ii. Connecting the Devices Together
iii. Checking the Router's LEDs
iv. Setting Up a Linksys Router for Cable Internet Connection

Verifying Internet Connection
Connect the computer to the Broadband modem using an Ethernet cable without the router installed. If you cannot get online, contact your ISP. If it's online, use the computer to set up the router.
NOTE: Some cable modems use the USB port. If the physical connection is via USB port, you may not be able to go online via Ethernet connection. Contact your ISP to have the Ethernet port of the modem configured.

kb17251-001_en.png NOTE: The image may vary depending on the computer and modem you're using.
Connecting the Devices Together
After confirming the Internet connection through the modem, connect the modem to the Internet port of the router; connect the computer to any of the four Ethernet ports at the back of the router. For instructions, click here.
Checking the Router's LEDs
After connecting the devices together, check the lights on the front panel of the router. Ensure that the Internet light, as well as numbered light corresponding to the Ethernet port where the computer is connected, is lit. For further instructions, click here.
Setting Up a Linksys Router for Cable Internet Connection

Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.

NOTE: If you are using a Mac computer to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
On the Setup tab, click the MAC Address Clone sub-tab.


Step 3:
Select Enabled then click Clone My PC's MAC.


Step 4:
Click Save Settings.

Step 5:
Click the Status tab.


Step 6:
Check the Internet IP Address. If the Internet IP Address has numbers, this means the router has been properly configured. You should now be able to access the Internet. If you're still unable to access the Internet, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.


NOTE: If the IP address is still, click IP Address Release then, click IP Address Renew. If this does not change the IP Address, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.

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I am installing this wireless router into my new residence, but during the installation process I cannot get the router to detect an active internet connection. I am currently using the internet through...

Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine.
You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

Click Here for more information about the routers and network

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Belkin router can't connect to internet

This is part solution, part clarification request: When you say that you installed the setup software on your laptop, setup software for which: the modem, or the belkin router? Also what type of internet service do you have - Cable? DSL? If you are not sure, list your ISP. What operating systems do you have on your laptop and your main computer?

You say that you connected the modem to your main computer - I am assuming that you mean that you connected your modem with a network or ethernet cable (the one with a connector that looks similar to but larger than a telephone's connector) to your computer's ethernet card, or NIC, port. Is anything connected by ethernet cable to the Belkin router? If you have not connected the modem directly to the router, it will not connect to the internet, and anything connecting to the Belkin router will not be able to access the internet as well.

Try this: disconnected the power from your modem, then disconnect power from your router, and disconnect any ethernet cables from computer & modem, or computer and router. Connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the Belkin Router. (Ensure that you have plugged in the ethernet cable on the router into a port that is either set aside from others, or indicates "Internet", WAN, or something similar - it should be marked either with a different color, labled, or both). Now power on your modem. Wait until you see a steady "ready" light, green ethernet light, or the light usually lit for that model indicating it has completed its bootup tests and the internet connection is ready.
Next, ensure the ethernet cable is connected from the modem to correct WAN or "internet" port on the Belkin Router, then power up the router. Once the router boots up completely, plug in a cable from your computer's (main computer) NIC or ethernet card or port, to a port on the Belkin Router (there should be more than one port available, generally numbered "1, 2, 3" and so on - in a group, seperate from the WAN or internet port). Once you are sure you have the cable plugged into one of the correct ports, and if you have windows, restart your main computer.

Now on your main computer, check to see if you have an internet connection. If you do, you can now resume running the router's software setup on your laptop, which sounds as though it was walking you thru the setup process to connect you via wireless connection to the internet. Report back if you have any success, or if you have any further problems, and best of luck! Hope that info helps

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The only light on my router is the router light. No other lights are coming on. I have tried rebooting.

When facing the router, Globe/Internet LED is on the right. Below are the LED indicators; Check the steps below:

Wireless Security - This light will only turn on if the wireless security is enabled.

Wireless-Computer Status - This light will turn on if a wireless computer is connected to the router.

Wired-computer Status - This light will turn on if a wired computer is connected to the router. Connect the wired computer to any gray port on the router. (There are 4 gray ports).

Router Status - Power light. Solid blue means the router is on and ready.

Modem Status - If this is off, it means the router is not connected to the modem. Make sure the cable is connected from the modem to the yellow port on the router.

Internet Status - This light will indicate if the router is connected to the internet.

If this is the first time you are installing the router, then what is important is to get the router, wired-computer and modem lights ON. Once they are on, you may insert the CD that came with the Belkin router to setup the internet connection and wireless settings.

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How to connect Netgear to Time Warner internet modem? I have Netgear installed on my computer, and I have the internet modem plugged in to my computer.

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Ineed to know what blue light tells me that my router is working?

Hi jackmyrtue,

Here's what the lights on the front indicate:

A. Wireless Security
  • OFF Wireless security is off
  • Solid Blue Wireless security is on
B. Wireless-Computer Status
  • OFF Wireless computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wireless computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wireless computer onnecting properly to the Router
C. Wired-Computer Status
  • OFF Wired computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wired computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wired computer connecting properly to the Router
D. Router/Power Status
  • When you apply power to the Router or restart it, a short period of time elapses while the Router boots up. During this time, the "router" icon blinks.
  • When the Router has completely booted up, the "router" icon becomes a solid light, indicating the Router is ready for use.
  • OFF Router is off
  • Blinking Blue Router is booting up
  • Solid Blue Router is on and ready
E. Modem Status
  • This icon lights in blue to indicate that your modem is connected properly to the Router.
  • It turns amber when problem is detected.
  • OFF Router is NOT connected to modem
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to modem and functioning properly
  • Blinking Amber Problem with modem
F. Internet Status
This unique icon shows you when the Router is connected to the
  • Internet. When the light is off, the Router is NOT connected to the Internet.
  • When the light is blinking amber, the Router is attempting to connect to the Internet.
  • When the light is solid blue, the Router is connected to the Internet.
When using the "Disconnect after x minutes" feature, this icon becomes extremely useful in monitoring
the status of your Router’s connection.

  • OFF Router is NOT connected to the Internet
  • Blinking Amber Router is attempting to connect to the Internet
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to the Internet

I hope this helps figure out your PS3 issue.

Thanks and don't forget to leave a rating.


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Do you have your DSL set up with just the modem connected to one computer? You mentioned that "there is no internet connection problem without router". If you don't have the internet connection working without the router anyway, then how do you expect it to work with the router?

First, you need to make sure that you can plug in one computer to the modem and get an internet connection. This needs to be done with the Verizon Setup CD if you haven't done it already and by connecting your computer to the modem with the USB or Ethernet cable (you can use only one.) I would recommend using the Ethernet cable since this is what you will be using with the router. Once you have the Internet set up with one computer this way, then you can move on to the router.

Disconnect the computer from the modem and actually pull the power plug from the modem. Modems often will not reassign IP addresses when you change what device you plug into them, and thus need to be power cycled. Plug the ethernet cable into the WAN port on the Linksys (and make sure the other end is still connected to the modem) and plug the power cables of both the modem and the router back in.

You should now be able to connect your computer to the router with another ethernet cable (to one of the numbers ports, NOT the WAN port. This is reserved for the modem) and run the setup again.

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ISP SBC SpeedStream 5100b Modem Causes Install and Connection to Fail

Symptoms * You have a new router, and cannot get online to the Internet. AND * The Setupwizard will detect dynamic IP even though you have a PPoE connection. (Going to router status on the administration page, there is a private IP address on Internet port. 192.168.x.x range.) Cause The SBC DSL modem SpeedStream 5100b, used on new DSL and Yahoo SBC DSL installations since Feb. 2004, causes the NETGEAR router Setup Wizards to fail, and prevents routers from connecting to the Internet. This problem affects many router brands. The modem can be distinguished from the earlier 5100 by a 5th light labeled "Internet". The SpeedStream 5100b's default configuration is "PPPoE on the Modem" ? matching a built-in PPPoE client convenience feature that sends login ID and password to SBC. To Work Around These Issues, Configure the Modem for Bridged Mode Note: In Bridge Mode you cannot to connect to the modem's configuration menu, except by resetting it as described below. 1. Disconnect the router from your network, and connect the computer directly to the SpeedStream modem 2. Open an Internet browser. 3. Type in the browser address field and click Enter. The modem displays a configuration menu. 4. Click Advanced. 5. Enter the "Access Code" printed on the bottom of the modem. 6. Click PPP Location. The PPP Location screen appears. 7. Select Bridged Mode (PPPoE is Not Used). 8. Click Save Changes. 9. Connect the router between the computer and the modem. 10. Power off the modem. 11. Power off the computer. 12. Connect the Internet port of the NETGEAR router to the Ethernet port of the modem. 13. Connect the computer to a LAN port on the NETGEAR router. 14. Power on the modem and wait for 2 minutes. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 15. Power on the router and wait for 1 minute. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 16. Power on the computer. 17. Log in to the router by typing in your browser. 18. When prompted, using lowercase letters, type admin for the user name, and password for the password. Some older routers use 1234 for the default password. If you forgot your router password see 19. Use the Setup Wizard to connect to the Internet. To Reset the Modem To Enable Access to the Configuration Screen 1. Disconnect the computer from the modem. 2. Power off the modem. 3. Power off the computer. 4. Connect the Ethernet port of the modem to the computer Ethernet port. 5. Power on the modem and wait for 2 minutes. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 6. Power on the router and wait for 1 minute. Don't go to the next step until this is finished. 7. Power on the computer. 8. Open an Internet browser. 9. Type in the browser address field and click Enter. The modem displays a configuration menu. 10. Click Advanced. 11. Enter the "Access Code" printed on the bottom of the modem. 12. Click PPP Location. The PPP Location screen appears. 13. Select PPPoE on the modem. 14. Click Save Changes. 15. At the login screen type in your SBC member ID and password (which is usually the primary email address on the SBC DSL account and the password for the primary email address). 16. Click Connect. * If successful, a screen appears reading "You Are Connected", and the Internet light goes solid green. * An error will display if the username or password is invalid. * If there are other problems the message "The DSL connection is down" appears.

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