Hi I'm running win xp and would like to set up a wireless network using a Belkin Router. I normally have my ntl broadband connected using a USB connection but need to change this to an RJ45 ethernet connection so I can connect to the router. I have removed and uninstalled the drivers for the usb ntl connection. However, when I try to install the ntl software for an ethernet connection I'm told the DHCP release/renew has failed. You have 1 network adapter set to DHCP. When I check my network connection, my Realtek RTL 8139/816 NIC is not connected. Can anyone offer me simple step by step instructions to sort this. I contacted NTL Support and the told me I had to fiddle with the cable! until the ethernet light on the modem came on. Or buy another RJ45 cable.
I am using set top but my neibough has modem and it has both usb and network output I am not familiar with the router that you have but it should connect direct to the modem then you can leave the usb connection to the router if you use a usb to RJ45 converter
I used to be with ntl [luckily I moved to a non ntl area] the set top box connection was ethernet with a little gizmo on the end to convert it to usb. My little gizmo turned out to be faulty and I had to ditch it and use an ethernet card. You have to virtually remove every reference to ntl on your pc to change from usb to ethernet connection. Make sure that all network connections are uninstalled using device manager including hidden devices. It is almost easier to format your hard drive and install a fresh copy of xp but this is your last resort.
When you first make the connection Make sure that the cable box is actually unplugged from the mains-not just switched off. Then connect the router and pc and power up the router. Now power up the cable box. You should get a flashing green light on the cable box, after a short while it should change to a steady green light. Only now power up the pc.
This method worked for my router (Buffalo airstation) and touch wood no trouble since. I do sometimes have to reboot the cable box as it sometimes gets confused.
You might also need a crossover ethernet cable-it depends on your router
Hope this helps Reevey11
Now i know this is for a set top box but it might help