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not_again3x

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I just moved from my apartment, which had cable internet and my laptop was all set up for wireless, to a buddies apartment. He already has the cable internet, so Im trying to hook my wireless router and laptop up here. But when I pop in the router setup CD, i get no internet connection. Even when I just take his network adapter from the back of his computer to my laptop, I get no connection. Does my IP address need to be reset/ Please help....thanks in advance
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Hi not_again3x!

What you need to do is what is referred to as 'Power Cycling' your Cable modem. To do this do the following:
  • Turn off all computers connected to the router
  • Unplug the power cord from the back of the Cable modem and the Router
  • Verify the cables are plugged in correctly between the Cable modem and the router and from the router to the hardwired computer.
  • Wait at least 5 minutes
  • Plug in the power cord into the Cable modem and wait at least one minute for it to initialize
  • Plug in the power cord into the Router and again wait at least one minute for it to initialize.
  • Power on hardwired computer and see if you can get onto the Internet.
  • If the computer can connect to the Internet, then you are all set and can continue below; if you can't, then redo the above steps and check the manual for the router/cable modem and verify all cables are connected correctly.
After you have done this, you will then have to connect to the wireless router through a hardwired (not wireless) connection and enable the wireless connection and set up any encryption (which I recommend) that you are going to use.

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Edited by Fenor, 11 July 2006 - 10:15 PM.

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not_again3x

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thanks....i will try tomorrow and repost the results.
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i was thinking....you tell me to unplug all computers that are connected to the modem AND router. My router is not set up yet. Right now, its just the one computer hooked up through a modem. I am trying to set up the router, but in order to do so, I need to have an internet connection to my laptop. Simply using the cable from the back of the modem to my laptop is not giving me any connection at all.

i tried just hooking up the router to the modem, and the original hardwired PC to the router, but got no connection. When I set my router up before and a different location, i was able to get a connection on the laptop through the modem


any ideas? thanks for your help
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