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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!

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  • ckelley116 Feb 14, 2009

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

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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.

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