However, I could fit the smaller DSL cable in the place I'd normally fit a the ethernat cable. It fitted in snugly with no forcing so I assumed it was meant to work with both DSL and Ethernet cables.
The internet does not work this way, but I don't know if it is just because I configured the new router wrong.
So I tried something else.
Using Ethernet cable.
I plugged an Ethernet cable into the cable modem gateway as I would have normally done with my old router. And then I just plugged the other end into the first ethernet output on the Modem. I plugged my computer into the second Ethernet output.
I got internet connection this way, but my PC had the real IP address like 77.86,75.11, rather than the 192.168.0.2 it would normally have got on the old router. Also I could not connect to the router now using the address 192.168.0.1, whereas when I used the DSL cable with the new router I could log into the router, but not get on the internet.
Which Cable Should I Be Using?
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February 22, 2009 3:48:02 PM
It looks like you bought a combo DSL modem & router. According to the User Guide for the SBG900, it has a router built-in and you just need a network switch.
I looked up a network switch and it doesn't seem to be something I need. Surely I just connect the Cable Modem Gateway to the new router, using the right cable, set up the router correctly and I should be done.
So I just need to know which cable to use. Anyone?
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