Hi all. This will be a bit verbose, but generally, the more info I give, the easier it is for someone to understand the issues.
I've recently moved from a fully working set up in the UK to Israel, where I'm out of my depth, and don't understand the language either - so anyone who could help me here, can't tell me what to do anyway.
In the UK I had a D-Link DSL-G604T ADSL modem/router, which I connected to the internet via the UK landline phone lines. I then had 2 computers and my IPAQ all connected wirelessly to the DSL-G604T and all could communicate with each other, and use the internet. Computer 1 (which I've brought with me) had a wireless card installed, Computer 2 had a USB dongle attached, and the IPAQ has its own internal device for receiving anyway.
Now I've moved to Israel, and I've brought with me Computer 1. the DSL-G604T and my IPAQ.
My host has a cable modem a TERAYON TJ715 which means I can't just replace her modem with my DSL-G604T.
Here come the questions: I have my own thoughts about how I could do this, but it would be much better if someone who knew what they were doing could save me travelling up blind alleys.1) Is it possible to use the DSL-G604T solely as a router, since the modem side of it is superfluous now? If so, should it be attached via a cable to a) my hosts computer, b) my computer) c) directly to the modem via the ethernet port on the modem, bearing in mind that there are warnings on the modem about not connecting the modem via usb (which is how it connects to my hosts computer at present) and the ethernet port at the same time.
2) Would it be possible to attach the cable modem to the DSL-G604T, leave them both on permanently, and then access from any computer without my hosts computer having to remain on permanently.3) Would I be better off by purchasing a cable modem equivalent to my DSL-G604T? (i.e. both a modem and router) If so, what are the implications with the service provider. If passing this test, can someone suggest a suitable make/model. Most of the main brands are available here, but I know for certain that I can obtain D-Link and Linksys.
I have a couple of wireless cards available, so I'm not concerned with that side of things.
D-Link have recommended a networking program which I'll use to get it all set up, so the software/addresses/security/protocols are something that I'll leave until I've got all the machines capable of talking to each other.
Many thanks to all who take the trouble to respond. Howard