I'm trying to set my modem up via Ethernet connection so I can run a router & add a 2nd PC to my Internet.
The modem is a Motorola SB5100. The Ethernet card is a Realtek RTL8139/810x & I'm running XP pro. Currently the Ethernet card is DHCP enabled, but there's no PC activity being recognised by my modem.
When I go into cmd.exe & type ipconfig, if the modem is connected via USB I get an IP address etc but if it is connected via Ethernet I don't get anything. In both instances it also tells me the media is disconnected.
Someone told me maybe the modem needs a static IP address & not to be DHCP enabled, but I honestly have no idea what that all means & don't know how to set that up.
Can the modem be set up to the first computer via USB & the router run off it via Ethernet? If it can, then I'll leave this how they are right now & go onto setting up the router & 2nd PC.
Edited to add - I just had another thought - I need a crossover Ethernet cable to connect the modem, is that right? Isn't a crossover cable a red one? The guy at the store today sold me a blue Ethernet cable. If blue is right then that's ok, but if it was supposed to be red... I may have the wrong cable.
I don't know if I'm making any sense here, but am hoping someone can help.
Thanks so much.
Moved from the Hardware Forum. ~acklan~
Edited by acklan, 25 October 2007 - 07:37 AM.