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If your modem is not one of the hybrid modem/router that has dhcp built in then what you need is a router instead of a switch. Think of a switch as a 2way phone adapter which just splits the signal and allows you to plug more phones or in this case PC's in. The problem is, your modem will only accept and bind to one mac address (PC). Get a router, plug the modem into the wan port of the router, now the modem binds to the router, you plug your pc's into the ethernet ports, if you need additonal ports you could plug in your switch to one of the ethernet ports but these days most folks have wireless on their laptops or desktops. When you purchase a router get one that has G or N standard, then you can broadcast your internet and enjoy it without all the wires.

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http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=3687

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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You can still use your existing Linksys router with your cable modem. In fact the router your have is designed to work with DSL/Cable Broadband connections.

1. Make sure to properly connec the devices in your network. Modem will be connected to the Internet port of the router. Then, laptop will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. For initial setup of your router with modem, you need to hardwire laptop to the router.
2. Press and hold reset at the back of the router for about 15 seconds.
3. After 15 seconds turn off the router and then turn off the modem. Wait for a minute.
4. Power on modem and wait for the lights to be ready.
5. When modem lights are on, turn on router.
6. There should be 4 lights on. Power should be steady green. Internet, WLAN and Ethernet port.
7. Checked if you have Internet connectivity on your laptop while it is wired to the router.
8. If Internet is working, disconnect laptop from wired connection to the router and check available wireless network that laptop can detect.
9. The default wireless network name that the Linksys router broadcasts is "linksys". Connect to it which is an unsecured wireless network.
10. Once you are successfully connected, check Internet.

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Other than the laptop and the LinkSys WRT54G, you would need an active account/subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who then will provide you with a modem of sort.

On initial setup, connect your modem to your laptop and verify that you can connect to the Internet. Thereafter run the CD installer that came with the LinkSys before connecting/powering the LinkSys. Follow on screen instruction. At one point in the installation, you would be asked to disconnect the modem, connect the router and connect the modem to the router.

Should for some reason the above instruction will not address your concern, pls post back.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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I can help you with this but first, tell me what is the model no. of your Linksys router and the DSL modem that you are using

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