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Changed from DSL to cable

I just changed my internet connectivity from Qwest's DSL service to cable provided by Cox Communication. I thought I could merely switch the RJ45 connector that is plugged into my DSL modem (and my Linksys EZXS88W) into the Cox cable modem and begin to use the faster cable internet service. Not only do I not get internet connectivity across my network, in fact I only get one machine connected to the internet, but the access to the other computers on the network is limited, e.g. I cannot share files across the the network. What do I need to do?

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Usually DSL connections require ppoe while cable uses dchp You need to log into your router and change the settings

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-- what is the operating system of your computer?
-- is the router working fine before or is it a brand new router

you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router

Step 1: Shutdown the computer.
Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable.
Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds.
Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable.
Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable.
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