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How to bypass your router

Router Bypass Instructions

There is a piece of equipment that was installed on your roof. A line was run from that equipment into your house and connects to your router, allowing you to create a wireless network. If you want to test your connection by bypassing the router and your wireless connections, you can hardline your computer directly to the internet by following these steps:

  1. Go to your router. On the back of your router, there is a WAN port or Internet port. The WAN/Internet port is where the outside equipment connects to the router
  2. After finding the WAN/Internet port on the back of your router, disconnect the Ethernet cable that is plugged into that slot
  3. Connect the end of the cable that was just disconnected from the router directly into the Ethernet port on your computer
  4. The router has now been bypassed and the computer has a direct connection to the internet.

To test to see if hardlining to the internet was successful, open a new session in your browser of choice or test the activity which was previously having problems

NOTE: Some computers do not automatically recognize the hardline connection. Disabling the Wi-Fi capability on the computer may be necessary. To do this, please consult your computer’s user manual

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