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Windows 7: Can connect without a router; cant with

05 Feb 2013   #11

Windows7 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
To set up your Linksys router to work with a Cable ISP, you have to enable the MAC Address Clone feature using the routerís web-based setup page. This feature will allow your ISP to recognize the router as the computer with the registered MAC address.
That did it! Works fine now. I understand that might be one of the things I need to do after a reset, but I am not sure how that got screwed up in the first place, but...

Thanks much to all of you - much apreciated!

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05 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome. :)

There are 2 main possibilities for this to have happened. Firstly, a brief power surge/outage. Secondly, if your router is set to automatically install firmware updates (in which case, it might have reset itself to its defaults).

Of course, that doesn't preclude the fact that it could be just one of those things. However, at least now you know what to do should it happen again.
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05 Feb 2013   #13
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit

Hi jasong1968,

Glad that the internet is back. As correctly guided by 'Dwarf', the 'router setup' had to be done again; and the issue was fixed.

When using a 'cable modem', you may choose to 'reset' your 'modem' before the 'router' in future. A 'cable modem' proactively restores its original functionality and establishes a fresh communication with the 'Internet' and the 'router'; has helped me to fix similar internet issues in the past many times.

Hope this helps.

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05 Feb 2013   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I've never needed to do any of this just to connect to my router.

Seems like the mac address clone should be enabled by default.
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