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HOOKING UP A HUB WITH MODEM

My son got me a 5 port hub and I want to hook it to my paradyne router 6381 A3 router. No instruction came with the hub. We have worked with it for a while and no go. HELP

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Plug the cable to one of the ports on the hub which I'm sure you tried... if not, there should be a port marked with an "X" which means it's a cross over port which might do the trick. Just make sure the port next to that port is free (not plugged to anything).

Do you get any lights when you plug an ethernet cable between the router and the hub?

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