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Plugged ethernet cable innto laptop from cable modem and nothing

I cant get on the internet i havve my laptop connected to a cable modem, im wondering how to tell if the ethernet port is working on the laptop

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Re: plugged ethernet cable innto laptop from cable modem...

Click Start / Control Panel / Network Connections.

Your Ethernet status should show under LAN or High Speed Internet. It might be disabled, in which case, right click & ENABLE.

Let me know how you get on.

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