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Can't get router to connect to internet

I am trying to set up 2 PCs via Linksys Wireless Router (PCs will be hardwired via cat5), but when running the setup CD, it snags when trying to configure the router.  It tells me "router is unable to connect to the internet".  I have another open question that better details my situation, please check it out.

Is there something simple that I missed?
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mwnnjCommented:
Hi chrisyano,
> "router is unable to connect to the internet"
firstly get the manual  of your router and study it very carefully on how to establish the internet connection;
i suppose you try to connect this wireless router to your isp provider ,so ther should be a setting that you change your wireless router to dhcp and not to static ip;i assume the router should catch an access point ,so do you know everykind of settings for this access point,is there somekind of wpa or wep protection,also did you checked out the NAT settings;check these kind of articles:
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/1586861
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_get_my_wireless_access_point_to_work_with_my_existing_router.html
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Troubleshooting-Wireless-Network-Connections.html

Cheers!
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rindiCommented:
When you are referencing another Q, please post a liink to it. How exactly is everything connected. Please tell us your internet connection type, what modem you are using, how the router is connected etc. Most newer linksys routers use a default wizard setup wizard, and for that to run properly you first need to physicaly connect it via the wan socket to the internet. If this wizard can't find the internet, it'll go into some kind of loop. How to prevent that wizard from running you'd have to check the router's manual or even check on the internet for more info on the router, as often everything that isn't meant for a beginner is left out of the standard manual.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Perhaps post the Linksys WIFI router model for us?

I concur with rindi's comment on connecting via a wired connection first, it's a guaranteed connection.  Some routers come out of the factory WITHOUT WIFI on.
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phototropicCommented:
I assume that you have entered user settings into the router.
If that is the case, I would suggest that you power off everything. Connect the 2 pcs to the router. Power on the router and let it fire up (2 mins.) make sure the lights are solid (not flashing). Power on pc 1 and try to connect. Then power on pc 2 and do the same.
Any change?
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chrisyanoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help everyone.  At the suggestion of another user on my other post, I contaced my ISP and eventually Linksys--and they helped me configure the router properly.  It took a long time but it was an intricate setting that eventually worked.  I will split the points--hope that's ok.

Thanks!
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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rindiCommented:
thanks too
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mwnnjCommented:
thanks!
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