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Ethernet port not reading my modem for my dell inspiron 8600

Can't figure out how to get online when i plug my broadband modem directly into the ethernet port of my inspiron 8600 laptop!!!!!!

also, my laptop doesn't have any sound.

i don't know what the hell i'm doing but creating a HUGE headache for myself!

PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE MY HEAD EXPLODES!!!!!

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Make sure that your tcp/ip networking is set to 'Obtain IP address automatically'.
Power modem first , then laptop. Make sure that you are using the right cable for connection between modem and comp.

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