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Turnipeh

@qwest.net

[CenturyTel] Strange connection problem

We recently replaced the router for our Centurylink DSL, and have been having an odd issue ever since. All the devices that connect wirelessly don't have any problem, but the main desktop that is hardwired to the router will not connect to the internet. When the computer is first booted up, the router will not show the symbol showing the main desktop (The "1" symbol). If we restart the computer, the router begins showing the "1" symbol, but still will not connect to the internet. If we restart the computer once more, it connects with no problem.

What could the problem be, and how do we fix it?

Thanks!


billaustin
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It sounds like you have a physical connection problem. Start by trying another port on the router, then by replacing the cable. If neither of those fix it, the next suspect is the ethernet port on the computer.


Dbugme

@qwest.net
reply to Turnipeh
Check to make sure you're not using a cross-over cable.


Irish Shark
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reply to Turnipeh
• Turn everything off.

• Plug the MODEM in and wait for the the connection to establish.

• Plug in the router and wait for all the light to settle down.

• Turn on the box and see if you have an Internet connection.

If that does not work, post what router you have.
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