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Internet not working

We have comcast dsl and cisco linksys router. We have 2 computers the downstairs one works no problem but the upstairs one says it has a connection but won't get on the internet at all. My boyfriend was oh so smart, (love him but dang lol) and misplaced the book and disk... What do I do??? I cannot get onto the default gateway to check the settings because it requires a user name and password that niether of us know.... HELP!

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