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I reset router....am having problems connecting to internet. I can connect as long as I have the ethernet cable connecting from the computer to the router. When I take out cable from computer, connection is lost. Help

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You need the Ethernet Cable in your Router to be able to connect to the Internet.That is the only way your going to be able to have Internet.It will not work without the Ethernet cable.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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  • Jlgray1204 Sep 28, 2010

    @1trinity I can't believe you would state that the only way to get internet from a wireless router is to keep it wired. Ridiculous!

    Answer: go into the router setup (192.168.1.1) or (192.168.0.1) and under basic setup, change the ip address of the router to 192.168.2.1. Click save at the bottom.
    It will say something like, settings were changed successfully, reset ip renew ip adress.
    DO NOT CLICK OK TO CLOSE. Unplug the router, wait 5 secs and plug it back in. Wait for the prompt and you should be able to unplug the Ethernet.

    I know this post is 2 months old but i couldn't leave the Readers with this nonsense as a final answer to the question.

  • letterfro793 Sep 28, 2010

    Thank you jlgray1204 You are the best!

  • jacqueline sanders Sep 30, 2010

    You need the ethernet cable in the router to have internet unless you have wireless USB adaptors

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