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So, I have my modem (SBV5120) and a 4 port linksys router that I had connected to my desktop and laptop computer. Power went off and shut everything down, beside the laptop obviously since it has a battery. Andd, now when I turned my computer back on, it said "100Mbps Connected" but I had no interent and it looked like the light from the back of my computer was orange and flashing.....So I tried bypassing the router and going directly from my modem to my desktop and it would stay at accuirering network address.......and then I try to click cancel and it wont let me, then proceeds to freeze so I have to end explorer.exe and you know the deal.

After that not working with or without the router, I tried to use the USB port on my modem to my computer, that would do the same thing - get stuck on accuirering network address. So now I'm stumped and not sure what to do.....My laptop works fine going through the router and going directly from the modem.

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Linksys BEFSR41 v2 4 Port Wired Router
Surfboard SBV5120 Modem


Thanks for any help I can get.
 

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Did you remember to power cycle the modem when switching from router to computer and when switching from ethernet to USB?
 

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I have my wireless, ethernet from router and USB all plugged in, only my wireless is activated though, cause it's the only thing that works atm.....I need to get my wired working again though by the USB or Ethernet, I am not sure what you mean by power cycle though. If you can explain that would be great.
 

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Ah yes, when I was switching it around it was unplugged for that long (more than that) so I am sure that can't be the problem, my laptop is working fine going through the router atm, I take that same wire and plug it into my computer, brings up the Connected 100mbps message but the IP it gives are different than the ones the laptop gets, also I can go into the router admin panel with my desktop, but not my laptop. Not sure why it's like that too.
 

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also I can go into the router admin panel with my desktop, but not my laptop. Not sure why it's like that too.
If you have internet access on the laptop but not on the desktop it sounds like you have the modem connected to a router LAN port.
 

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My router has Uplink, 1 2 3 4 and WAN, the way I had it working was to plug my ethernet from my modem into one of the "1234" ports......the other one's I plugged it into were not working : /
 
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You need to try a pci ethernet card as it sounds like your ethernet port is "toast">
 

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Yeah that's what I think aswell, but I am not understanding why my USB port for internet does not work either : /
 

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Bah, I took the modem out again and did the power cycle thing the right way and got the USB working! Thanks for all the help!
 

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You're welcome.

After proper power cycle if you can't get the router working with the WAN port connected to the modem it sounds like the router was also damaged. When you connect it to the modem via a LAN port you are in effect using it as an ethernet switch and wireless access point. A maximum of one computer at a time will be able to connect to the internet.
 
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