How do I reset the Linksys Router on Windows 7?

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I have been using the windows 7 on my system and never faced any issue with the system, but when I upgraded the system with Windows 10, the router stopped working. I  have tried a lot to reset the router following the tips from how to reset linksys router, but still, it is not working. I need some suggestion to make it activate on Windows 10.
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Tim - G7GFW / F4VQP

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The version of Windows should not make any difference to the router, assuming that you are connecting to it with a LAN cable (best if possible) or wireless.

I suspect the problem is caused by either no or incorrect drivers for the LAN port or the wireless chip.
Try going to the Control Panel and then System, then Drivers and seeing if the correct drivers are installed, if there are any Yellow marks by anything, that is probably where the problem is.

Hope that helps

Tim
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If you have been running W7 for a bit of time, your PC probably a few years old as well. Tim's advice is supported by my own experience not so long ago.

I took an older left over PC to set it up for demo at our local radioclub. After installing W10, instead of W7 as it came with, I was of my network. Went to check my drivers and that was not a pretty sight .. Not only the NIC but several other drivers needed updating. Several of them couldn't even be updated for W10. Sad to say, but this PC now retired ..

I do hope you can sort it out and soon be up and running again.
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Not sure if this will help or not, 1st Upgrading from WIN7 to WIN10 has nothing to do with your Linksys router, it has to be your computer. 

Upgrading from WIN7/8 to WIN10 is NOT for the faint hearted in most cases because of hardware drivers.

In windows 10 go into device manager and check to see if there are a bunch of devices with issues (these should show with yellow mark and probably say unknown devices),  Most of the time you can fix this by going to the Computer / Motherboard manufacture and download the drivers, because in your case the network is what is probably broken, so from a different computer download the drivers for your hardware under the WIN10 list (Make sure you get the correct version X86 or 64 Bit for your computer's hardware), then put them on a jump drive and move these to your upgraded WIN10 machine and run them and follow any instructions that come up. 
Hopefully this will at least get your network running. 

you will need to reset the Port forwarding in your router to run SmartLink because you reset it sounds like.

hope this helps 
73's
Bret
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