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Linksys WRT120N router sporting an "Error 321" message claiming it could not detect my ethernet cable

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See if the cable is connected properly.
1. Press it harder into the cable slot.
2. Try using another cable that you have used before and you know that works.
2. Try to reset the router at the reset button (hold for about 2-3 seconds).
3. Make sure that it is not an issue with cross over/straight cable. (even though this should never be a problem)

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Are you trying to run the CD that comes with the router ?
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Actually you can say that it is a bug in the CD.
Even if your computer is connected to the router, it will say that it is not connected.
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Still not connected


vhevk your ethernet cable wire.
if u connect router to swithc then use straight cable.
if u use router to computer use cross cable.

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