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Network Cable Unplugged?

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I am having trouble with my DSL connection and my router, a Linksys model BEFSR41 v4. Whenever I connect my PC to my router - which I then connect to my DSL modem, I am able to connect directly to the internet. I can do so without any problems, although am not able to share my connection with other computers connected to the same router.

However, when I connect my PC directly to my modem, I get the message A network cable is unplugged. This doesn't make sense to me. Why does it perfectly fine when connected to the router, but not when connected directly? I tried to switch around the cables to see if any were faulty, but they are all working. I also tried to reset the router to factory settings and it still doesn't work.

Please, any help?
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when you tri to connect directly to the modem....do you use the cable that you use to connect the modem to the router...or the cable that you use to connect the router to the pc?
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