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Cable modem + dlink router

I am home for the holidays and am trying to hook up my dlink router to the arris cable modem to no avail. I followed the instructions on the internet but both my laptop is registering the wireless connection but will not connect as well the other computer has limited or no connectivity... help please

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    how to set up arris modem with dlink wireless router



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I'm not the original poster but I googled for the same problem and tried your fix -- it worked.


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Your modem needs to be rebooted in order for your router to pull an IP from the modem. To do this, look for a little hole in the back of your modem and use a pen to push the button. Wait for the reboot to finish and then try again in about 20 seconds.

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3. Connect your ethernet from the Dlink to the cable modem and then turn the power on to the cable modem and let it cycle up.
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