While visiting my parents I needed to get wireless internet working. After a half hour of investigation with the ISP tech support, they said, “it is your linksys router, call the manufacturer”. Well, I know my router is just fine because I used it earlier that day at my house.
So basically, what was happening is that if I hooked up the cable modem to the main PC, it worked. But if I tried to connect up the cable modem to the router, it wasn’t working because the router was not getting an IP address from the ISP.
I did some digging around in the control panel and found something new to me, “Clone Your PC’s Mac” address:
This makes your router look like your PC to the ISP and allowed me to connect just fine. Try it sometime if you are having problems connecting your router to the internet.