I have a netgear wireless access point, that I need to connect directly to a cable modem. I have set the ssid and the security settings complete, but I am not sure what to do about the IP information. I tried setting the wireless access point to DHCP, so that it can get an IP assigned to it from the cable modem. When I try to connect to the internet signal with a laptop through the access point's signal, it says I am connected to the access point, but I cannot browse the internet. Are there any settings I should be looking for on the netgear access point. It is plugged directly into the cable modem, which is working. I have reset both devices already several times. Thank you for your help. I am using DELL laptops that have windows xp or 7 loaded.