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Cannot connect to modem

Hi, I am trying to connect a 2nd computer onto my router, a linksys ethernet/cable DSL router, and the error message a network cable is uplugged keeps coming up - I have tried to run that PC directly off the modem, leaving out the router ann also tried using a different cable, but still get the same error. any tips?

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Re: cannot connect to modem

If you know the cables are connected and not faulty, then it could be the fact that the network card itself is dissabled, so right click on the network icon in your taskbar and click status if showing and click enable in the next window, if when you right click on the icon in the taskbar and the option to 'connect' is displayed, click this instead. If non of the above work, you may have a faulty cable or network card.

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Turn your computer on.
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Use another Ethernet cable to conenct from one of the LAN ("network") ports on the router to the network-port on your computer.
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