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Problem with Local area connection

When try connecting the new router to my computer via ADSL modem I can not get connection and getting alarm of local area connection unplug.
All ethernet cables were test and work fine.
When using only the ADSL I have intenet connection,please advice.

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Re: Problem with Local area connection

In general the Wan port of the router gets connected to the ADSL modem where the computer used to connect and the computer connects to the switch portion of the router which often has 4 ports. The router has configuration options that must be set to comply with your internet service providers (ISPs) requirements. These can often be found on his support web site. If you can provide the link to the website I can assist with the search. Otherwise I will need the name of the ISP. If this ISP is cable related like Road Runner I will need the associated cable provider. I will also may need to know the country, city and state in which you are located as some ISPs have geographic differences in equipment. Depending on what that information determines I may also need to know the Manufacturer and Model of the DSL Modem -- probably the box your computer plugs into when it is working. It would also be helpful to know if you got the router used or new. Used routers may have been configured by their previous owner and require additional changes to new routers with factory default settings.

Lastly as a wild guess. There are some ISPs that extract address information (MAC Address) from the attached network card into the units they send you to attach to the phone line or cable. Should you happen to be with such a company they often state turn on the modem before the router so it recognizes the change. You may want to try turning off the modem attaching the router without power then turning on the modem wait a minute and power on the router -- if your ISP requires default settings for your router and it was new this may work. As far as the alarm for unplugged cables -- do the cables have the clip portion on the ends and are they securely established in the ports. Are the contact points on the cables free of dust and dirt? Especially if the router is used have you tried a different port for the computer side connection? In case of the computer end have you tried multiple computers -- possibly a friend's if you do not have more than one.

There is a strong likelyhood this simple solution will not work. All of the above information may lead to the determination that we must enter a static IP address into the router, maybe we need to provide for PPPoE login for the router, maybe we need to configure the switch to allow the router to perform the PPPoE login, and several other such items. This is probably not a one reply solution.

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