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The ethernet light won't turn on my modem anymore

I have two different computer, one in my room and the other in the living room. I usually have the modem in my room, and switch it over to the other computer at least 2-5 times a month. One day, the ethernet light on the modem woulnd't turn on the computer in the living room, therefore, not allowing me to access the internet. I've tried restarting it, using a different phone cord, different ethernet cable, but still wouldn't work. The modem works fine on my other computer.

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try to check the ethernet adapter on your computer...if the ethernet cable works fine with the other computer and the other one does not, then probably, the NIC CARD or ethernet adapter is defective...i advise, if you have someone or a technician or a friend who knows how to check...then you can do such,..or if it's a laptop..then youn can bring that to any computer stores and they have technicians there to check freely your case,k...
hope i give you something that may help a little with your concern....
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