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The setting for the Computer 1, use the network connection wizard to automatically configure the modem to work as a server station. Next, set the IP number manually and the DNS at automatic or is given by your ISP. Now the Computer 2 (workstation) should be connected to a Hub/Switch. The same, go to network connection wizard and select the appropriate connection setting, there are view samples for the connection types so explore them. After the setup, try loading your internet browser.... When done, it should work fine. Keep me posted for any problems.
Easiest thing is to get a router and install that between the Surfboard and the computers.
When you switch over computers, the modem sees a new mac address and it doesn't like it. That's why you have to restart it. The router gives it a permanent mac address and it then serves as many computers as you care to connect. (up to 200 or so!)
If you are using Windows XP, you go to start --> control panel --> network connections --> right click on wireless network connections & go to properties --> go to wireless network tab --> delete / remove all the networks under preferred network box then click on view available wireless or configure then connect to your network by clicking on the name of your modem --> type in the wireless password.
Turns out that the modem stopped transmitting a wireless connection so that is why we couldnt get it working. After nearly putting a hammer through the laptops, we decided that we had better buy another modem. It now works better than ever :-) (phew)
FYI for those people trying to use a ethernet and usb cable from a cable modem - it may work for a while but it won't work forever - your ISP will only allow one IP address out of the modem unless you pay for additional addresses (then you need a switch). Each device you have on the modem is fighting for that IP and eventually it will just quit working (if it works at all).
If you want more than one computer on your network (on the Internet or sharing printers/files, etc) then you need a router or a gateway (cable modem/router combo which I DON'T recommend).