After connecting the router, you do have to set them up. That is in the manuals so I stop here.
But the tip I want to share is that you must power down the cable modem, count to 10 and then turn it back on or it may not talk to the router.
We're set up with broadband through Cox Communications. The modem is a Linksys WCG200, the current router is a Linksys WRT54GC. It sucks, the wireless signal is weak, and the router, at random times will just stop sending a signal for a couple of minutes and then come back up. That's not the problem though, or maybe it is?
I thought that I might replace it with a hub or a Belkin Router, (hub is a Netgear DS108, Router is a Belkin F5D7230-4). The problem was when I connected both the hub and the router nobody who was wired in could connect to the internet. XP computers were all getting assigned ip's, it was reading that the signal was coming from cox, but nobody could use the internet. It wasn't saying they weren't connected, but it wasn't working either. My computer is running on Vista Ultimate, and when I went to connect it'd say that there was no network.
The strangest part is that when I did connect the router, wireless connections were working just fine. I am completely baffled here and the Cox guys just told me to have Belkin "send a signal to configure the router". Anyone have any idea what's going on?