>> Stay informed about: Cable internet through a DSL wireless router. Please help ..
> I used to have DSL broadband which I had running on a Zyxel Prestige
> 660 wireless router.
> Today I got Cable broadband (much faster!) They gave me a motorola
> modem with it.
> I assumed that I would be able to hook the cable modem into the
> wireless router and it would be fine.
> There isn't a specific ethernet port for the incoming cable modem
> ethernet cable, like there is for the phoneline. It does have 4
> ethernet ports, so I put the ethernet cable from the cable modem into
> port 1.
It sounds like what you have there is a combination modem and router. So
your cable modem is also its own router. No need for a separate router,
isn't that convenient? <sarcasm>
Anyways, you can get both routers working together with each other,
basically you'll have to use your old one like a basic hub, and disable
its WAN port, and its DHCP server. The DHCP services will have to come
through the new router. Note, it might be possible to
You will have to take a short cross-over cable between one LAN port on
the old router and connect it to another LAN port on the new one. This
connects the two routers together, one as a slave router to the other.
> I searched for a wireless network and found my one. I connected to the
> wireless, the internet didn't work.
Yes, the wireless services are likely coming from your old router. Since
that one is no longer connected to the WAN, you will not get any
Internet out of it. But once you've slaved one router to the other,
everything should work again.