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Just bought a HP Laptop along with a Linksys WRT160N router. Currently have a Dell desktop w/service by local cable company. CANNOT get this router set up to get internet on the laptop. Help?

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  • sgrisham540 Jul 30, 2009

    Well, I went thru the set up instructions provided with the router, i.e. connecting the cables from the hard drive to modem to router. Exactly as shown. No internet connection. Now I have been told by a techie here at work that since my internet service is provided by a cable company, I really have a problem. So, I'm not really sure what to do now. Thx!!

  • Lori Engelbrecht
    Lori Engelbrecht May 11, 2010

    What problems are you having? What have to tried to fix them? I might be able to help because I just went through some issues with this router, so please post some specific questions or problems you have. Thanks!

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Hi! I will be more than glad to assist u in this concern..That is right! if u bypass the router it will work, the reason why the modem wont talk to the router bcoz the router is not properly setup.. if you are using a cable modem from ur cable company provider- u need to do a mac clone on the router ,u have to clone the mac address of ur dell desktop computer which works with the local cable company... normaly the mac of ur computer is the one register to your cable company and on the setup page of the router just select on the internet setup, dhcp after clonning the mac address of your computer. u need to connect ur computer directly to the router and then after doing the process connect the router to the modem.

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