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Here is the correct way to restart your wireless router and modem, and yes the order really does make a difference!


  1. Power down the computer
  2. Power down the router (unplug it)
  3. Power down the modem (unplug it)
  4. Disconnect the Ethernet cable connecting your computer to the modem
  5. Make sure the Ethernet cable from the router is plugged into the back of the modem
  6. Plug in the modem and wait until all LED lights on the modem are solid
  7. Power up the router
  8. Power up your computer (Wait until all the lights on your modem are solid before powering up computer)

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