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  • Doug Olmstead
    Doug Olmstead Sep 01, 2010

    reset them both - I hope you were meaning cable modem (modems and router have two different uses) if you cable modem has a battery that has to be taken out during the reset as well

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Try reseting them both but sticking a paper clip in the little hole on each box and then turn them both off and on again but wait 30 seconds before turning on

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