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Worked now it dont

I could get online with my modem and now it shows on ethernet light whats wrong with it

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Are we talking about dial up connection or high speed ... ?

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 01, 2008

    if u are using the high speed tell me whats the ip address

    click start > run > cmd > ipconfig

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Imagine a 3 tier water fountain. Water flows from the top, to the center, to the bottom.

Your home network is the same way. Signal flows from the MODEM to the ROUTER to the COMPUTER CLIENTS in that order. Keep this in mind. Also, remember you never, NEVER setup a router from a wireless computer client. you ALWAYS use an ethernet connected client in port 1 2 3 or 4.

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