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PeteC2
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Bristol, CT
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reply to jayray2k

Re: E1000, unplugged, button pushed...no internet, no network

By rights, just moving the router should not have changed any settings, so it is hard to guess what may have happened. Based on your post, I am guessing that you are not entirely comfortable going in through the router's web page? It may just be easier to re-set this up at this point.

I am going to recommend the easy way to re-set up your router.

1. Reset your router to factory specs by pressing the red reset button in the back for approx 5 seconds.

2. If you have not done so, install Cisco Easy Connect (if you do not have the disk, download it here, make sure you show the right router version) -

»homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wire···ys/E1000

3. Set up your router, name or re-name your SSID (easy connect will give it a name, but that is easy to change).

4. Again, sticking with the "easy" theme, take a flash drive and use easy connect to create a key to set up your additional computers/laptops.

There are other ways to go about this, but I am guessing that you have a pretty basic set up (no offense meant by that!), and this will work and should be relatively goof proof.

PS. The button on top of the router is the WPS button...just pushing it will not automatically re-connect everything...frankly, I never boither with WPS.

I hope that this helps.
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jayray2k

join:2012-03-14
Gill, MA

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Thank you so much. I'm a little embarrassed that it was so easy, but you saved me from having to buy a new router. The fact that it was so easy makes it that much more insidious that neither Linksys nor Comcast were interested in helping me without charging. At any rate, I really, really, really, appreciate your anonymous help!

Jason



PeteC2
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Jason, just glad to hear that you've got it back up and running!

You have no idea how many folks assume that their router is broken or at fault when these type of things occur. More perfectly good routers get thrown out that way

I can't really blame Comcast too much, as it is hard for them to take any responsibility for hardware that they do not directly support or service, but yes, how hard would it have been for Linksys to have walked you through this? Gives companies a bad name...and otherwise good products get bad reputations sometimes by having inadequate support.
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