As title states I will reward the person with the correct solution with $5 via paypal.
Now this is a rather long story but ill try to be blunt...
Recently we had a storm near my house which fried both my router and modem. I replaced both the router and modem to find it still will not work. A call to charter and a repairman came and changed out our "filter" gave me another modem and told me it would work. To his suprise it didnt and he was stumped. When trying to set up a new router all lights needed are green on both it and the modem, but i will have no internet connection. The strangest thing is I can unplug the ethernet comming from the modem to router and plug it back in and it will work ~5% of the time, but i will have no default gateway or way to change the routers settings.
I will answer any questions i did not cover.