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No power light, cannot connect

I've gone through the pattern of connecting the modem & router, but when I plug in the router's power cord there is no power light. The other port lights are visible. I even tried plugging it in to another socket and no light. My internet works when I by pass the router and just use the modem.

Any thoughts on how to get the router to work?

Thanks,

Karen

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  • KarenTX Jul 30, 2008

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What is the status of the local area connection on your computer if its connected directly to the router?

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

  • Jeffrey Pedimonte
    Jeffrey Pedimonte Jul 30, 2008

    Okay its seems like its the wireless connection that you were able to check. How about if the computer is direclty (wired) connected to the router, what does it say for the LAN connection or local area connection. Does it still say connected or does it say cable unplugged?

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