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Computer cannot see Router. Suggestions?

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Dec 31, 2001
I have a computer that was directly connected to a cable modem. I disconnected it from the cable modem and connected it to a router (Linksys BEFSR41v3). Told the computer to refresh its IP address... nothing. Assigned a static ip.... nothing. Uninstalled the network card drivers and reinstalled.... nothing. I have another computer on the network that does see the router.

The computer that works can ping the router ( just fine, but the other computer cannot even ping the router. Whenever I first reinstalled the card, it automatically came up with some random 169.XXX.XXX.XXX ip address. When i tried to ping the router i got "destination host is unreachable". When i manually set the IP ot I got timout errors.

I have uninstalled the firewall, but a virus scanner (McAfee) is still installed and running.

Can anyone help?