Cable Modem and Router Problems

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FearSonic

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I need a bit of help with my Linksys BEFSR41 router and Toshiba PCX2600 cable modem. The router will simply not detect the cable modem's connection. When I hook it directly to my computer, it works fine, but when I try to hook it up to my router, it will not work. I even reset the router to factory settings, but it will jus not detect the internet connection, and will not renew the DHCP address. Thanks in advance.
 
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Some Cable providers cache the MAC address of the machine that is connected to their cable modem, thus preventing you from connecting several
machines simultaneously.

This can often be fixed by powering off the cable modem, powering off the router, waiting several minutes or even half a hour in my experience, powering on the modem,
then powering on the router.
 

FearSonic

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Would I have to wait until the cable modem is fully operational before plugging in the router?
 
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Also, some ISP will allow you to register your MAC address by typing in their URL # (ex. 12.168.2.3) This will register your router's MAC address and then all will work. Here, if you wait long enough, sometimes up to 24 hours, the system will auto detect your router.
 

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With the BEFSR41 just clone the MAC from your ethernet card in the Computer into the appropriate location in the BEFSR41 setup (assuming your ISP uses the MAC)
http://www.linksys.com/support/support.asp?spid=93

You are getting a Link light on the router in the WAN section and one for your NIC at whatever port you plugged into?
None of the cables should be crossover.
 
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