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Topic # 14458 4-Jul-2007 16:19
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Got a mate I'll have to look at her setup in the weekend.

Basicly they have Telstra Cable with a Motorola SB5101 modem and this works fine with direct ethernet connection to pc.
The want to share the connection with 2 pcs with a Linksys WRT54G but apparently this is not working via cable modem to "internet" port on linksys router then ethernet to PC? Once this is working then wireless to another pc.

Any ideas where I should start in the weekend? (I have never worked with cable only adsl)

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Reply # 76935 4-Jul-2007 18:41
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Thye basic stuff: your IP configuration is on the PC, not on the modem. So, when you install the router, take note of the IP configuration, set your PC to DHCP (Automatic) and plug into the LAN port. Then access the router's configuration pages and enter the IP configuration in the WAN section.

After this you can check that you can access the Internet, and if all is ok, proceed with the LAN configuration (reserving IP addresses, port forwarding, DHCP configuration, etc).

Good luck!

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