So how is this all connected to eachother? you didn't mention that part...
Modem --> Router ---> PC1, PC2, PC3, Etc.
Modem --> PC1 as gateway --> Hub/Switch --> Router, PC2, PC3, Etc.
You can set it up like this, assuming the D-Link has an ethernet switch on the backside:
Modem --> Router --> PC1, PC2, PC3, Etc.
If it doesn't, add a switch:
Modem --> Router --> Switch --> PC1, PC2, PC3, Etc.
In case one of your computers will use WLAN, just have them connect over the WLAN
interface of the router, either through DHCP or Static IP.
I don't think the modem requires any setup?? it should dish out an IP either through
DHCP or give you a static IP, depending on how your ISP works with that.
So you can set up the router's WAN part with that information. The router will do the
rest when you set up it's LAN part with DHCP and the computers with DHCP, and you'll
have the computers online in no time.
So your steps would be:
#1. Plug modem into WAN port of D-Link Router
#2. Plug your computers into the LAN switch of the D-Link Router
#3. From one of your computers, open up a webbrowser and type in this: http://
<IP of your router> and you should be presented with a login box, see your router's manual for the login details. typically for D-Link the username would be 'admin'. Should you not be able to connect, check that your Ethernet adapter has a valid IP address. the router's default IP should be 192.168.0.1, so you could set up your Ethernet card with an IP of say, 192.168.0.25 for example. Then try to access the page again.
#4. Set up the D-Link router to talk to your modem. Either use the Wizard to configure it or do it manually on the page you get after clicking the WAN button on the left hand side.
#5. Set up the D-Link router to talk to your LAN. Either do this when promted by the Wizard in step #4 or do it manually on the page you get after clicking the LAN button on the left hand side.
#6. Set up each computer to reflect the settings you chose for the LAN setup in step #5. If you set the router to do DHCP, set the computers to obtain their IP and DNS settings automatically, and you're done.
#7. Pick any computer, open a browser and try to access the internet. On faillure, open the administration page for your D-Link router again, and check the status on the Status tab, the WAN section will either show if the modem is connected and gave you a valid IP, or it will show that it could not connect.