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So I moved my modem & router upstairs and for some reason my home network doesn't connect to the internet but I can set up a separate connection. Seems wrong....should just be one. (And my internet connection bars in the bottom corner have an exclamation mark. Is it because this computer was on the network wirelessly and now it isn't?) Was going to just reset the router, but thought I'd ask around first before I mess anything up. Should I just leave as-is or is this an easy fix?

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Hi Sean,

It seems you are connected to two networks one wireless and other wired, if you are connected directly to the router by Ethernet cable (faster) you should turn off the wireless card, some laptops have a little switch for that others you have to use some keyboard combination like Fn + F2.
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Turned off wireless - same thing - nothing was connected to wireless. Restarted computer with wireless off - it automatically connects to the old network (Network-0027....) but I have to manually go in and connect to my internet provider (with user name and password) and I have internet - and two network connections. Any other ideas? Should I try and reset the router?
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Nevermind...figured it out....
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Nevermind...figured it out....


Good, but can you share the solution because it can help other users with the same problem?

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I guess it was a wire some place? I took out all the cables, put them back in (replaced on that the top plastic clip was broken on - but don't think that was it...wiggled it in lots...) and restarted everything and it worked. Wish I were smarter and knew how...but smart enough to know it works and I'll ask no more questions. :)
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