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4100 Modem telling me to install ethernet adapter

But ethernet adapter is already installed. The cable is connected from the ethernet port on back on computer and connected into back of modem, and the ethernet light on modem is working. Please help.

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You do not state if the ethernet had been working before. If this is the first time to use the port on the computer, it often needs to be turned on in the BIOS of the mother board.

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