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Hi i am trying to install my router. When I get

Hi i am trying to install my router. When I get to the screen where it asks me to plug in the router I do but I get an error saying the router can not be found. I have tried different outlets and even purchased a wireless adapter thinking my computer was to old. I really dont know anything about this. please help!

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By "plug in the router," it means you should plug the router into AC power, wait 30 seconds or so, then connect a standard ethernet cable between your PC's ethernet port and one of the LAN ports on the router (NOT the WAN port, which should be connected only to your outgoing network connection). If, after all this, the router still cannot be found, try resetting the router according to the instructions in the manual (usually involves pushing and/or holding down a tiny button on the rear). If after that procedure your PC still cannot see the router, it's possible the PC's ethernet port is bad, or the driver for it is bad. If you can connect your PC directly to the outgoing network connection and have it work, that will eliminate those possibilities. Finally, it's also possible the router is faulty, which you can determine by trying to configure it using a different PC.

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