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Need an adapter to hook a cord from computer modem to DSL

We are trying to get DSL and we are needing to plug in the DSL cord to the back of the modem and it does not fit. The head of the yellow (Ethernet) cord is larger than the opening for the modem.

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Try the other side also did your service provider send it to you.

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