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My Linksys wireless router is connected on my vista laptop but it states local only, it is plugged into my modem and it is cionnected to the internet, what is wrong. I did have it working fine but have changed modems

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Ensure that you have reset your modem, with your router OFF. Once the modem lights are all on and online, activate your router. Once your router's activation cycle has completed, Vista should cycle the network reidentification.

The reason this occurs is that your router and your modem will hardlink themselves via the MAC address, and if that MAC changes, (i.e. new device) it will lock itself out. This is a relatively common problem, and one of the most common fixes.

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