I want to set up a wireless router to share telewest broadband with a second pc. I have bought a Belkin G+ router and usb adaptor. The modem already in use is a Motorola SB5100, supplied by telewest.
It all looked straightforward until I went to connect the router between the pc and modem. The modem is usb connected to the pc and the router has only ethernet connection sockets.The pc does have an ethernet socket ,as does the modem but they were originally and still are connected by usb.
When I disconnect the usb and connect with the ethernet and reboot I get a LAN status error- limited or no connectivity....you might not be able to access the internet.....-, which is true. On clicking REPAIR it then attempts to newew IP address, but fails. If I re-connect the usb I then get internet access (no reboot). Also in the network info window it appears that the cable is detected but with nothing on the end of it, the modem does not appear until I re-connect the usb and then it's as a second connection. I've also reviewed the telewest installation disc and there is no indication that I can choose to install using ethernet but if not why is the socket there? I hope this is clear enough for someone to help me out here. Thanks Andy