|This is my exact problem.|
My computer IS able to access the internet when connected directly to my Verizon DSL modem. However, when I try to reconfigure my setup and access the internet through my Linksys 4-switch Ethernet Router, I am no longer able to access the internet. This setup used to work fine with my first router (Netgear)until one day my phones went down. This Linksys is my second router, as I though that my inability to access the internet was something wrong with the old Netgear router. But now, I am still not able to access the internet on the NEW Linksys Router. ALL of the lights indicate a proper connection on BOTH the router and the modem. ALSO, I am able to see my girlfriends computer across the network and she is able to see and access mine. I just cannot access the Internet through the router. When I Ping the new Router, I get NO response. Resetting the Router manually does NOTHING. Resetting the Modem Manually does NOTHING. Shutting everything down and restarting does NOTHING. Is there any simple solution to this? I am desperate. But please keep the terms and steps simple. I am not computer illiterate, but I am also not a computer expert. Thanks a lot.