I woke up the other morning, and my wife's computer (connected to the
router via ethernet) was not connected to the internet. I
rebooted both the modem and the router. After rebooting the
router, I did not get the expected "PC" light to illuminate on the
modem as it usually does. I looked at the lights on the router
and the ones for power, wireless and LAN 1 were illuminated - the one
for internet was not. I attempted to go the the router home page,
but neither my wife's wired computer nor my wireless laptop could find
it. I connected the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my
wife's computer, and I have internet access ( I am using it now).
Multiple reboots of the router and a trip the Belkin Support Center
have failed to fix the problem or provide any suggestions.
As background, I have been using the router for over 2 years and have
not had this problem previously. I have two Macs (OS 10.3 and
10.4). The router is connected to the same UPS as the computer,
modem and monitor.
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Re: Stopped providing connectivity to internet or LAN
What is the color of the power light? If it's solid red then that only means that there is something worng with it. And since you already rebooted the device a couple of times, you cant to reset it. You press the reset button on your rotuer for 10-15 sec. its usually located on the back of the router. Now let me also remind you that it will erase all of the settings on your router if you do this, so you will need to reconfigure it after you reset it.
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Your internet provider should have provided you with a modem (dsl modem) that will have a ethernet port which can be connected to a computer directly or a router to make internet available to multiple computers. Router usually comes with five ports one of them is WAN port (Wide Area Network) and other four are LAN ports (Local Area Network) The dsl modem should be connected to WAN port of your router and the LAN ports are use to connect to any computer with an ethernet cable. If the router has wireless capability you can use your laptop or smartphone to access internet wirelessly!
The LAN lights will only turn on once you have an Ethernet cable connected to it and the other end of the cable is connected to a working computer.
If you already have a computer connected to the Ethernet port of the router via an Ethernet cable and the lights are still off. Check if the computer you have connected recognizes a network via LAN.
If the lights on the router are still off and the computer doesn't recognize a network then that means that the port for the ethernet of your Router is bad and sadly there's no way of getting that fixed but to have the router replaced.
Otherwise if the lights are off and the computer recognizes the Network and lets you connect to the internet or other computers on the same network then its just the LED of the LAN light that's broken and I think you can live with that.
Hope this helps!
Switch learns network MAC addresses
And controls the network packets to reduce broadcast packet traffic on your network !
Back of router ethernet port 1
ROUTER AS AP Wi Fi
Back of router ethernet port 2
-> STATION Client/
/CLIENT ' Local/Lan
Could Place Switch in Here instead
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ROUTER Station V
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Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) limit you to *ONE* unique computer connected through the cable-modem (or DSL-modem).
Turn the cable-modem off.
Turn the router off.
Connect the cable-modem to the router, via an Ethernet cable to the 'WAN' port on the router.
Turn the cable-modem on.
Turn the router on.
Connect, via an Ethernet cable, from one of the 'LAN' ports on the router to your computer.
Restart your computer.
You should be OK.
If not, telephone your ISP, and get them to trouble-shoot from "their" end towards your end.
Connect ethernet lan cable to computer and router end. In router there is LAN port connect lan cable to that port and connect other end of that cable to your computer ethenet lan card. Then connect phone line jack to router's ADSL Port. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
You need 1 more light, "Local Network". So you need to connect something, probably your computers LAN - Ethernet Port to one of the 4 ports that are together (LAN ports.)
If you are connecting USB, well that's always ugly, no cable support person will recommend that you connect a computer to a router via USB. But if you do, there's a driver software for that. Should be on a CD that you received in the package.
USB driver, no doubt, will create a virtual Network Adaptor. Then you'll get IP Automagically from this unit to your computer. The same thing should happen if you connected via LAN/Ethernet connection.
You normally don't have to set any settings, the default will be Automatic for IP Settings assignment. Which means you'll get it via DHCP protocol from this unit.
when the booting all light are turn on that's normal , after few second ethernet light momently on because ethernet chip internaly loop and check the ethernet chip that why you seen the ethernet light momently on after that ethernet should lit on if you connect router ethernet link to pc or ethernet switch.
pls check the ethernet cable , if you connect to ethernet switch pls try with cross over cable and if you connected to pc pls check duplex to auto or forced to 100 Mbps
Hi! Absolutely, the Router is OS independent. All you need is a
computer with a properly configured Ethernet LAN adapter and a web
browser to configure the Router. Any platform that supports
Ethernet & TCP/IP is compatible with the router. You may need to
provide additional hardware & software (i.e. Ethernet cards and/or
software drivers) to ensure that all clients operate with the router.
By default of your mac computer it has already a buil-in LAN port same as your pc and it should be properly configured. just connect the cable from the mac lan port and the other end goes to your port 1 to 4 of the linksys router and it should give you an internet connection. if there is no internet access, pls check the ff: 1. Go to system preferences, network 2. It will pop up the network window 3. location set it to automatic 4. show - set it to built in ethernet 5. once you set it to built in on the lower portion it should set to tcp/ip and the ip address should show, once there is an ip address, you should get an internet connection, sabe or apply the settings 6. you are going to do the same thing if you are going to set the pc on a wireless connection.
Ethernet cable means CAT5 or UTP for others or LAN cable. The connection should be LAN port of your computer to LAN1 of your router.
And you can connect also the internet cable usually ethernet cable from your internet provider directly to (ethernet cable)WAN port of your router to get signal from your internet provider.
Also if you get this message, this could also means you still don't set up or configure the router's settings to communicate when your LAN and router. They must see each other to access the router's utility webpage.