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Connection to Netgear Wireless Router with Modem

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I upgraded my wireless router to a Netgear-N150 - WNR 1000v2 and had to get a Modem to connect to because my cable connected directly to my old netgear wireless router. I have completed the steps to set up the router a couple times. I have a internet connection after doing all the setups for the wireless router as long as I keep my connection cable connected from the router to my laptop. As soon as I disconnect the cable to my wireless router, I lose my internet connection. What am I missing? I have Windows Vista if this makes any difference. When I go thru the steps to set up the router, I have no trouble. Please help!! Not sure what I need to do at this point. I have also unplugged both the modem and router and restarted many times. Thanks for any help that you can provide. I had no trouble with my other Netgear wireless router but it was a old model. Thanks again!

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If your laptop uses wireless internet (wi fi), then keep the wireless router plugged in at all times to the internet cable which goes to the wall or modem.

 

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