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Is the latter for when it's got the DNS server IP addr from my ISP, and then given it to my computer? Thanks....
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    Why does my Wifi router have a "ADSL" light AND an "Internet" light?


    Is the latter for when it's got the DNS server IP addr from my ISP, and then given it to my computer?


    Thanks.

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    The manual for your router would have info on what the status lights represent.

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    I got it from my ISP, and wasn't given any manual.

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    Typically the DSL light means it has dialled and got a connection to the exchange and the Internet light means that you have connected to your ISP and have been given an IP address which means you can get online.
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    Elija nailed the answer to this question. I would have said the same thing, but ... from the department of redundancy department!
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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