As I explained in Chapter 14, the key steps to connecting a network to a broadband (cable or DSL) modem are
Making sure that your connection works with a single computer
Knowing what your settings are
Unplugging the wire that leads from the modem to your computer, and plugging it into the access point/router
Plugging the wired portion of your network into the socket (or sockets) on the access point/router
Entering the settings required for an Internet connection in the access point router
However, the things I showed you in Chapter 14 assume the very simplest of settings for your Internet connection, namely that your node on the Internet is dynamically assigned an IP using DHCP. (For more on what the heck is DHCP, ...