Can't connect to internet after disconnecting router and going straight through modem

By hooligan04
Jul 8, 2008
  1. I have a D-link DI-524 wireless router that I've used for a few years. I have to get rid of it by tomorrow, so I tried plugging my modem straight in through my PC. I did this before I ever got the router and it worked fine. Now I get the "limited connectivity" message in my tray when I do it and cannot access any web page. When I right click on the connection in my network connections and hit repair it always tries to renew my IP, and then fails.

    Is there something else I have to do to be able to run straight from my modem to my PC after getting rid of the router? any help would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I'll skip the explanation as to why.. but try to force your ISP to reset

    1. Disonnect computer from cable modem
    2. Turn off (if no on/off button disconnect power) to cable modem
    3. Unscrew and remove coax cable to cable modem
    4. Wait about 5 minutes
    5. Screw cable back. Turn cable modem on.
    6. Cable modem lights go thru a pattern for maybe a minute till the blink as usual
    7. Now reconnectg computer to cable modem and ry connecting to internet again
  3. hooligan04

    hooligan04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a ton. I am typing this router free, so it worked.

    Thanks again,
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