When I first connected it I did all that they asked- disconnect everything and make sure equipment is turned off, then connect the cable modem(Motorola SB5100 SURFboard cable modem) to the WAN port, then I connect the main computer to the first LAN port, then i connected power to them all and turned on the computer. I then changed the TCP/IP settings to automatic, opened a browser and went to http:192.168.1.254. I then get a little confused- initially I left all the settings as they came up automatically, but that didn't connect me to the internet, then when I tried all of it again I changed the IP address and I think the default gateway. Again no luck. I tried it once more with a different setting (not DHCP client) but can't remember what one. I also have difficulty getting to the IP address for the modem, it has only let me do it three times despite rebooting and plugging everything in each time and resetting it to the default settings. Not sure what I should do next?? Does anyone have any helpful suggestions?
When I have set up this I want to also run an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports of the above router to the neighbours house and set up another wireless network there (with another Cnet router)- what configuration should I use for that router?
Thanks for your help.