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Modem and router

The power and pc/activity only light up, and i took all of the cables off and put them back on, and still the only those lights are on, and i try to turn off the modem but nothing happens.

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If there is no network or internet activities it means either network is down from ISP, or there is a phone line cable or broadband filter problem, or broadband settings on modem are lost and must be reinstalled.
Usuall you fix this kind of problems by calling your Internet Service Provider toll free customer tech service number.
They will follow you step by step in fixing the problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008


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Title: Setting up Cable Internet for the RV082 Article ID: 16585

Most cable Internet Service Providers (ISP) use a Media Access Control (MAC) Authentication to establish Internet connections for end-users. A MAC address is assigned a unique 48-bit (6-byte) integer that is attached to an Ethernet NIC for each computer. To set-up your Linksys router to a Cable ISP, you have to do MAC Cloning. MAC Cloning is a procedure which enables a router to copy the MAC address of the PC that's registered with the ISP.

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Step 1:
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kb16585_001_en.png NOTE: The image may vary depending on the computer and modem you're using.

Step 2:
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kb16585_002_en.png NOTE : If you are going to have another Cable Internet as well in WAN2, select obtain an IP automatically as well.

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Step 10:
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