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Trying to get router to work

I'm trying to hook up my new wireless router to my new laptop, but my cable modem uses a USB port, and I need an ethernet connection for my router. The modem has an ethernet port, but it's not currently used. I've tried to attach an ethernet cable, but I don't get an internet connection without the USB cable. Do I need to get a new modem from my ISP?

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Re: Trying to get router to work

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SOURCE: Alcatel 1000ADSL modem not working with new Wireless router

Delete your broadband connections in start ->control panel -> network connections

it is currently set as your default connection type. Remove it and if you set up the D - Link correctly, you'll go right online.



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All you need to do is plug the Ethernet cable into the LAN port on your HP Desktop and then into the LAN port (not the WAN port) of your cable modem.

The second thing is if its only a cable modem, then I suggest you proceed with caution as there is NO built-in firewall on a cable modem. Yes you will get on the net, but you are likely to be attacked with virus the moment you connect. I suggest you check very carefully whether the cable modem (if that's what it is) does/does not have a firewall as you would be very unwise connecting up like that.

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to check ethernetadaptor  ping
to check the ethernet port on the modem...if u plugin the cable u should have a light lid up on the modem ..
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