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I cant get the router hooked up.

When i tried to hook up the router all of the cables fit except for the one that is supposed to connect to the back of the computer tower. The cable that hooks the tower to the router fits the router, but the other end is too big to fit in the slot in the back of the computer. any help would be appreciated

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  • nick peak
    nick peak Jun 17, 2009

    i wouldnt know how to install this network card. i dont know how to build a computer. the ethernet cable is too big to fit in the slot that i have now. does anyone have a cable that fits in the modem and in the slot in the back of the tower?

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Sounds like your PC does not have a PCI Network card. You can purchase one from NewEgg for <$20, or for a little more your local Walmart/BestBuy etc will have them.

Example of what you are looking for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2052810027+1128209687+1162810711&QksAutoSuggestion=&Configurator=&Subcategory=27&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=


Once purchased they are easy to install.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

  • Jon White
    Jon White Jun 17, 2009

    They use two different lines, your PC has a modem card which has 4 cables, and the modem uses ethernet which uses 8. It is impossible to make a connection between the two.

    To install a network card requires a screwdriver to open the case, and then the card just snaps into a slot. It would come with a simple diagram when you purchase the device.


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