I have plans of doing business for a start up by utilizing the pricing of coax cable in my area. I am looking at getting a 50 mb connection with one static ip address at a very good price. However I have a question about how I would configure my router/firewall. I have a Netgear Prosafe FVS318G that i would like to utilize. So when speaking with the cable rep he is telling me they would supply a piece of equipment (i'm assuming a cable modem) that would be set up in "pass through mode" (are his words) and we would get a Ethernet hand off from them. So I would take that hand off and plug it into my Prosafe FVS318G. When configuring this router it asks for when using a static ip. 1. IP address (which would be my IP address that the cable company would give me) 2. subnet mask (which the cable company should supply. 3 The default gateway. Here's where i am a bit confused. What would I be listing as the default gateway? As their equipment is in pass through mode and my netgear prosafe would be the gateway for my network? I only am paying for one ip so would i put that ip in both IP address and default gateway or would i leave the default gateway blank or can I not use this piece of equipment as a gateway router? I feel stupid for asking this question and feel i should know the answer to this but for whatever reason I'm drawing a blank.
Any help experts?