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Cannot connect with broadband. broadband modem having trouble maintaining DSL and power as indicated by flashing red lights. Occasionally becomes steady green light only to roll back to flashing red. all connections appear to be in order. i am using dial-up at this time as a back-up. thanks for your help!

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