First, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct forum. Anyway...
I pay $10 a month to rent the cable company's modem with built in router. And it happened that a guy on craigslist who owns a computer repair shop gave me crates and crates of all sorts of free computer stuff. Many routers, modems, fans, power supplies, graphics cards, wires, etc.
So I unhooked my modem/router from the cable company, and hooked up another random modem through ethernet to my computer, to make sure it worked. It worked fine. Then I added in a router. The coax from the wall was connected to the modem, and the modem was connected to router through ethernet. And I tried connecting the router to my computer through ethernet, and through a wireless connection. Neither worked. My computer recognized the router, but would not connect to the internet.
Is this probably operator error? It's been quite a while since I did this stuff.
Help would be appreciated. Thank you =)