What else should I use?
I simply plugged in directly to the wall, and then ipconfig /all'd and wrote down all my laptops ip settings and whatnot and then plugged them into my router settings. Is that not what I should have done? Should I just use DHCP? I don't think it works if I do that. Other routers my friends have work fine. And me, being a CS major can't figure this crap out.