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Cant connect my pc via Ethernet

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August 5, 2012 11:51:47 PM

I usually ask all my questions on a different forum but its a small community and on member suggested to come here. So here i go, my internet has been lagging for a long time so i decided to get an ethernet cable.

First I connect my ethernet cable into my motherboard and the other end into end of my modem. I take out the wireless adapter and I get no connection. I have my router plugged into my router. I get a solid orange light on my motherboard and a solid yellow light, with a blinking orange light. Ive tried taking out the wireless receiver but my connection dies.

Ive done this before when I first build my pc before I had a wireless adapter. So my could I have gotten a wrong ethernet cable if there is one? or should I unistall on my wireless adapter software

Thank You

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August 13, 2012 4:42:36 PM

First, check the device manager and make sure your network card is installed with no errors.

Second, the way you are describing the connection is a bit off. You say you connect the computer to the modem. And then say you have your router plugged into the router. Need to explain things a bit better. A home network, in a basic setup, will have the router connected to the modem and the computers connected to the router. Try that.

No way to know if you got a wrong cable because you did not list what cable you got. It's pretty hard to get a "wrong" ethernet cable anyway, unless you go a phone cable.

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