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Old 06-06-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Maine
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hi all

this may have been asked before, but can't find it on a quick search.

I just upgraded to timewarner digital phone. In doing the upgrade they took my old cable modem and gave me a new one to self-install. Major PITA, but eventually got it all going, except my wireless router won't work with the new model.

When I plug in the router, I get a red light on the router where the cable plugs in. When I plug directly from cable modem to PC works fine. Wireless router was working just fine before the cable modem switch.

I can't find anything on Time warner website about using your own wireless router, just upgrading to one of their wireless routers. SHouldn't I just be able to plug in the router and it works like before? Do I need a new one since this one is at least 5 years old?

thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: The Southern Sac's, NM
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You have to change the media access control settings to get T-W internet to run through your router. Here's some info that may help: Set up 3rd Party wireless router for Time Warner Cable

(we had a similar issue with Verizons router )
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Did you disconnect and unplug the cable modem after connecting the router? I've found that anytime I have had to connect something to my modem I have to restart it before the device gets connectivity.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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BS13690 is correct. That is the one great thing about Cable Internet. Setup is super simple. Connect everything. Reset Cable Modem.
9.8 times out of 10 that works.

Then you should configure security.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Central, IL
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If power cycling the modem doesn't work, another thing you may need to check into is possibly the modem is set for MAC filtering.. if this is the case, the router will need to clone your MAC ID from your computer for the modem to connect properly.
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