|I had trouble finding a clear image of your modem so let me ask you a question. On that back, do you see the following: 4 ports together, 1 port separate where the outside line feeds the modem & the power cable from the wall outlet? |
If that's what you see, then you connect the cat5 cable, also called an ethernet cable from one of the 4 ports (E3 sounds correct) to the ethernet jack on your PC.
After you have done that, click start, run, type cmd & press enter. A black box should open. Then you type
ipconfig /all & press enter. Note the space between ipconfig & the /
Next to where it says IP address one of them should say
192.168.1.xxx where X can be any number from 2 to 253. If you get that, type
See if you get a reply.
If you see a 169 address, then your adapter isn't getting a correct IP address
The same thing goes for a wireless connection. If you don't connect a cable to the modem & you enable wireless, the wireless adapter should get a similar IP address.
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