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Sympatico & DLink DI-704P

Ok ... have to type this one out properly , When i connect the DI-704P to my network card i get an amber light on the network card but i am able to connect to the router , i've reset the router , rebooted etc and i am not able to connect to the internet through Sympatico. When i connect my high speed modem to my network card it works fine , i am able to ping the router etc ... but the amber light is always on . Thought this was supposed to be simple to setup , maybe i am missing a step ? Any help is appreciated ! Keith

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  • Keith Gulik Jan 01, 2007

    Did that , still does not work , amber light is on when i connect my network card to the router but i can see / connect to it , my high speed modem ** looks ** like it is connecting to the Internet , when i try to check mail it has the connect/disconnect lights working ( if that made sense ) maybe there is a problem with the router ? I am ready to use it as a door stop at this point . Thanks for the response and help .

  • Keith Gulik Jan 02, 2007

    Nothing out of the ordinary , local network works, i hooked up another machine to the router and i can see it , but i cannot get out to the wide area network. I even disabled all firewalls that i had and still nothing , what puzzles me is the amber light on my network card , it is supposed to be green but stays amber when i plug into the hub , i plug it into the high speed modem directly and i get a green light . I am stumped , thanks for taking the time to answer me .

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It usually is simple, and hopefully the answer is as well. If you haven?t already done so unplug the modem and the router. Wait for a few seconds and then plug the modem in followed by the router. Reboot your PC and try the Internet again. If it still doesn?t work then I would try doing a hard reset of your router and reconfigure using the setup process outlined by the manufacturer. If that still doesn?t work let us know and we?ll continue ?.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2007

    When you reset and reconfigured using the setup procedure did you receive any error messages or anything out of the ordinary?

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