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May I know the model of the router?I would try resetting the router first, to see if it's able to get an IP address from the modem - once that has been achieved you can set a password ***** the wireless network.
The problem is most probably DHCP related - but if your modem wasn't giving out a DHCP address, your computer wouldn't be able to connect directly either
Of course, you can connect directly to the router via ethernet and configure the LAN settings manually, with an IP address in the range of the modem's and set the default gateway as the modem's network IP
The cable modem only has to dispense one IP address either way, to the router - the router can then give out a DHCP lease to the rest of the computers in your network
It should do that with a switch or a router - but the switch/router needs to have DHCP enabled for the rest of the computers to get a connection to the modem.Sure, no problem.If you could take a moment to rate me for my time so far by clicking on one of the stars at the top of this page, then Submit, it would be greatly appreciatedThank you