Question about RCA DCM425 DIGITAL CABLE MODEM (RCADCM425)

1 Answer

How do I connect this router?

I recently purchased a wireless-enabled notebook. My internet service is through Comcast and my desktop PC is hooked up to the RCA DCM425 modem. My wireless router is a TP-Link 54M Wireless model # TL-WR541G/TL-WR542G. I cannot make heads or tails of the connection directions, which is frustrating considering I once hooked up a Belkin router to a PC with no problem or confusion at all. I'm not a computer or networking expert by any means but I'm usually able to figure things out if not by reading, by looking at the picture. But this makes no sense to me. I almost think that I should have been supplied with another cable maybe? The router came with an AC adapter, the router, a sheet of paper with instruction and a CD with a user's manual that is no more help than the 1 sheet of instructions. If anyone is kind enough to try and help me, the URL for the router's online user's manual is http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=90. Thanks in advance for any help!

Posted by on

  • ckelley116 Feb 14, 2009

    See, why couldn't they tell me that when I was ordering it? Thanks so much for your help!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

You will need at least two ethernet cables like the one that is currently connecting yur PC to your Comcast Modem. Use one cable to connect between your pc and any of the ports labled 1, 2, 3, or 4 on the router. Another ethernet cable should be connected between the modem and the port labeled WAN on the router. Then (if you havent already), turn off the power to all three, the modem, the router, and the pc. then, turn on the power to just the modem and wait until the lights on the front of it stablize (usually about 60 to 120 seconds). Then turn on the router and wait another 60 seconds. Finally, boot up the computer. You should be able to connect to the internet. the next step will be to set up the wireless part of the router.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Windows Vista won't let me config Arris tg862g router options


hope this help you.
you need yo reset the router, there is a reset button on the wireless router that you need to click for 10 sec after that, connect everything to your PC and follow instructions on this link bellow.

https://bendbroadband.com/residential/support/detail.asp?kb=100196

May 06, 2017 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I just recently bought a used d-link wireless router, and i am currently on comcast demand, and i have an acer laptop windows 7. how do i connect the router to my modem which will enable me to connect to...


To set up the router you need in the first place to connect to the router with a wired connection.

Once you have configured your wireless connections then you can continue wirelessly.

Sep 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

No network detected to setup wireless router


You have to set a network connection on the computer. Go to the control panel and chose Network, the set a new one.

Jan 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I cannot connect with linksys wireless router


From your description, you appear to be connected to the router fine.

Try powering down the modem from Comcast for about 2 minutes then power it back up. If it doesn't come back, call Comcast service as it is likely on their end.

Hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Setting up Netgear Wireless-N router


try this plug up a line to laptop to modem to check to see if you can get connected if so then make sure you are on the same network and if so then call comcast to help you setup the laptop wireless settings in sound like the settings online doesn't have the laptop enable to accept the laptop

Dec 01, 2008 | NetGear WNDR3300 - RangeMax Dual Band...

2 Answers

I am getting a connect to belkin54g mesg. when I have comcast service. Why?


This is a message from your router and not from comcast service.

Sep 25, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Setting up a wireless router


Here are some pretty good instructions from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx

Aug 12, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

1 Answer

Hook up wireless interenet


Did you by any chance give you router the mac address on the wireless card? Do you have the comcast version of a netgear wireless router? Any wireless router will do also. Does not have to be netgear or from comcast. You can get online by the network cable right?. Where else are you trying to connect to wirelessly?

Let me know

comier957

Mar 27, 2008 | Averatec 3150H Notebook

2 Answers

Wanting to purchase a router


Ok, my friend if you don't have internet services whether you use router or modem you won't be able to connect...
You can buy a netgear, buffalo or speed touch router they are quite good...

Feb 19, 2008 | Digi ConnectPort (CP-WAN-A300) Router

Not finding what you are looking for?
RCA DCM425 DIGITAL CABLE MODEM (RCADCM425) Logo

4,342 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Computers & Internet Experts

John Anderson
John Anderson

Level 2 Expert

310 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15107 Answers

Are you a RCA Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...