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Connecting modem via ethernet cable

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i have a westell 6100 dsl modem. it has an ethernet plug and a usb plug. i am currently connected to the internet using the usb but i would like to connect using the ethernet cable. problem is that when i set up the modem with the verizon set up disc, the modem doesn't recognize the ethernet cable, and only allows me to set up the modem using the usb cord. i would like to use the ethernet cable so that i can install my wireless router. incidentally, i was using the same modem on vista (same computer) through the ethernet cable before i reinstalled windows xp. please help.

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  • lbab Sep 22, 2008

    same here please help

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I'm not an expert in window based units but since it worked with Vista OS and not with XP. Sounds like you might try re-installing XP again. Take note on any windows that refer to the ethernet port during installation. It is likely you might of hit "next" without reading all the text. I know I have in the past. I changed over to mac and I know longer have any problems only at work but give then I give it to the IT Dept and wait and wait and wait.

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