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Wires don't fit to plug router into modem - Do I need adaptor or what?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kfogg, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. kfogg

    kfogg Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2011
    I am trying to hook up a belkin router (with easy picture instructions) and being unable to do so because the yellow plug going from the router to the modem does not fit into the only opening in the back of the modem. It is a cable modem supplied from our cable provider. It has the cable plugged in and another cable (the end looks like the one on the yellow router plug) that goes to the computer. The other jack (the only one not in use) looks like the type that a telephone would plug into - the router will not go into directly. Do I need some kind of adaptor, and if I do where would I get it, or is there another way to do this. I am really hoping you don't tell me I have to go buy another modem.

    Am trying to install the router so my nephew's IPod Touch (christmas present) will be able to get on the internet. I would really appreciate any help or advice.

  2. Hughv


    Jul 22, 2006
    If I understand this right, you need to remove the cable that goes from the modem to the computer and plug it into the WAN/LAN/Ethernet port on the router.
    Get a second Ethernet cable and connect one of the router ports to the Ethernet port of the computer.
    Supply the model numbers of the modem and router if this isn't clear.
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