Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:15 PM
On the back of the router there should be 4 ports grouped together and 1 by itself. The one by itself should have Internet or WAN or something by it. This is where the wire should go from the modem.
Just to make sure everything is working, plug your laptop into one of the 4 ports grouped together, reboot and try to surf. If you can then the router is hooked up to the modem just fine.
I am assuming when you say "the wireless network you made" you mean on your laptop? Once you know you can surf, run the CD that came with the router. It will take you step by step setting up the router including the wireless part.
When it comes to security, WPA2 is the best going. Just make sure you can set that up on your laptop as well.
Hope this helps
Associate in Applied Science - Network Systems Management - Trident Technical College