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My Router/modem has power, upstream, downstrean and internet

Customer Question

My Router/modem has power, upstream, downstrean and internet lights lit. Also a solid ethernet. I do not have lights on 2.4 GHz and 5GHz, so I can not connect to any device. What should I do?
JA: Have you tested the connections by doing a ping utility test?
Customer: no
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I had downloaded an update for my HP officejet printer. After that my pc would not communicate with the printer. One of the trouble shooting suggestions was to unplug and start over. Since I've unplugged, I can not get back online.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Every thin HP suggested. That's why I resorted to unplugging.
JA: Anything else you want the network expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't know what I don't know.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Byron replied 9 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist.

Can you tell me the brand and model of your router?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Netgear 71
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Byron replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. I believe that's the name of your wireless network. On the router label

is there a number that begins with W or R like R6220 or similar?

Expert:  Byron replied 9 months ago.

Or C6250 ?

Expert:  Byron replied 9 months ago.

If this is your router (see attachment below) press the wi-fi on/off button and the

2.4 and 5 ghz lights should come on and you'll have wireless.