Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:27 PM
I have never dealt with a satellite system before so I need one last question answered, odo you have to enter a user name and password to connect to the net? or is it always on?
If its always on, you should be able to connect the router in-between the PC and cable modem and it work just fine. Again I have little experience with sat internet but I have comcast and to get my router to work I have to clone the MAC address of my PC to the router. But that is how comcast is, they install the modem one one PC so to have more than one PC I have to make the modem think the router is my PC. If you plug it in and it doesn't work, post the make and model of the router and we'll walk you through how to clone the MAC. MAC address is the physical address of all networking equipment, everything that connects to a network has a MAC address.
If you have to enter a UN/PW, post the make and model of the router and we'll walk you through how to set the router to make that connection for you.
To answer your question, again there is nothing you can do to your connection that can't be undone. With the router unplugged from power and your PC off, plug the cable from the modem to the WAN/Internet port on the router and your PC into one of the other ports on the back of the router. Plug the router in and turn your PC on, see if you can surf. If you can't, turn your PC off, undo the wires to the way they were and turn your PC back on.
Hope this helps
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