Work on getting the wired connection working first. See if you can access the router's administration page (the router's settings) by going to http://192.168.1.1
Once you access the router's admin page, follow the instructions from your ISP on how to set up a router with their service.
am trying to network my two home computers, and am not very capable with setting this up. my specifics are as follows:
Comp.1--HP desktop running Windows XP Home w/SP2. This has Norton Systemworks 2007 Premier and ZoneAlarm Pro installed.
Comp.2--Gateway running Windows XP Media Center. This is fresh out-of-box, with no installed AV or purchased firewall yet.
Motorola Cable/telephony modem SBV5220
Linksys Router WRT54G version 6
Linksys Wireless-G WMP54G
Wireless-G card was installed on Gateway and appears to be ok...brought up a list of available networks it sniffed out.
Attempted to install router on HP with supplied cd, but cannot connect to internet thru router. Wiring is correct: cable to modem, Ethernet cable to router, line 1 Ethernet cable to computer (HP). Have been in touch with their "support" techs. The last one informed me that there was a compatibility problem with IE7 (running on HP). So I installed Firefox version 2.0. Same problem exists. I'm able to "ping" their site 192.168.1.1, and can also "ping" a URL (if there's any difference between those two). I don't know how to check for the IP addresses, nor where the MAC address comes into play, if at all. Any help would be appreciated.