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Wireless and ethernet port 1 working however ports 2,3,4 and not functional or seem to be disabled.

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Installed Actiontec MI424WR router to our ISP with Verizon Fios. The wireless and port one of the ethernet are functioning fine. However when I connect anything to ports 2,3, or 4. The router shows no activity lights. And in the router tables I show those ports as on Auto but disconnected. Verizon has sent me two routers and both are acting the same. This looks to be a setting in the router that is not enabled. And there tech support doesn't seem to be able to help. Anything you can do for me would be great thanks.
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Have you tried connecting the working computer to port 2 instead of port 1 instead of a different device into port 2? This way we know a working device is connected for sure? use the same wire and everything
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Here is the manual, give it a read through and maybe you will notice something that you didnt before
http://www.fiberfaq.com/admin/attachments/actiontec_mi424wr_manual.pdf
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by:woodje
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Yes when I connect the pc to port 2,3, or 4 it stops working and when I connect the other divice to port 1 it is then recognized.
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The problem ended up being the usb to cat5 converter connected to the tivo's was damaged. Once they were replaced the router picked up all three tivo's.
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