Hi all, got a question about connecting a Linksys BEFSR41 router to an @rogers cable modem. I tried to do a search through the various forums here, but couldn't find what I needed to know.
Connection is for a buddy, the router itself is known good, I tested it with my DSL setup and got Internet access just fine. The two workstations that will be connected are able to see each other through the router no problem, but the router doesn't seem to be able to get an IP from their DHCP server. I used to be with Rogers (but I was tired of downtime), have since switched to Bell. For the life of me though, I CAN'T remember what the settings were on my router when I was with Rogers. So, can anyone help me get a clue about this? Namely:
1. Is the cable connecting the modem to the router's WAN port supposed to be a straight-through or a crossover cable?
2. Do I have to enter his CR # and the Rogers domain into the setup page or do these stay blank?
3. He's going to be set up DHCP on his LAN as well as with Rogers. Do I enter his NIC's MAC address into the MAC cloning portion of the router?
4. I had the router setup as a gateway, is this right?
Oh, yeah, I also tried the DHCP Release, then Renew on the router, no joy.
It's almost enough to make me want to say "Damn"...