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When I try to connect my computer to linksys I get a message that says my cable network plug is not plugged. I tried going directly from the modemto the linksys but this does not work either. Can someone please help.

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This would require some advanced troubleshooting to be done. I would suggest you initiate a chat whenever you see me online or someone else who has expertise in routers and I'm sure you'd get all your answers. Good Luck

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try to plug the Ethernet cord for the Host computer on another Ethernet port on the Linksys router.

have you tried replacing the Ethernet cable that's connecting the Host computer to the linksys router?

check if Host computer can get a response from a website by going to Start>Run, then type CMD on the Run box and click OK. On the black screen, type PING www.yahoo.com then press Enter.. if you get the word reply 4 times, it means the computer is connected to the Internet.
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and if you have security software, try disabling it temporarily and check the connection again.

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