I have a Hitron BVW-3653 cable modem with Wireless capability. My current internet is with a generic cable modem.
I am trying to use the cable modem/router as a wireless access point.
The cable modem assigns addresses in the 192.168.100.X range and has an interface address of 192.168.100.1
The cable modem/router with wireless assigns addresses in the 192.168.1.X range with an interface address of 192.168.1.1
The cable modem/router with wireless has no "internet" port, only LAN ports.
Things I have tried:
Plugging the coax cable directly into the cable modem/router. This affects my device somewhat, and going to the interface address no longer displays the configuration webpage bur rather statistics for the cable modem.
Plugging an ethernet cable from cable modem to cable modem/router. This has little effect, as I think the cable modem/router cannot/does not get an address via DHCP from the modem.
Changing the interface address of the cable modem/router to 192.168.1.5 and the ip address range to be the same as the cable modem. This has the effect of making the cable modem/router itsels unreachable, despite 192.168.1.5 being the gateway. 192.168.1.1 works however, showing again a page with basic information about my cable connection, as though I were connected directly to the cable modem.
I`m not sure what else I can try. Surely it is not so hard to turn a cable modem/router with wireless capability into an access point?