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Router second light from right end is flashing my laptop is hooked up with full signal on network but cannot log on help me please

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    same router. ATT is my ISP
    Two weeks ago I lost connection. I can connect directly but not with router any longe

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VATODAMAGE
that light indicates data flow on port 3, please ensure the WAN cable is connected to the wqan port, not LAN3

vatodamage & GUEST
using a cable connection, connect to routers web interface http://192.168.2.1 and check the wireless security settings are the same on the router and on the pc that does not have connectivity

Guest, always post a separate problem, that way you get the right answer

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