I am visiting a place where there is a Cables connection to the internet via a cable modem. They used to have a standard home wireless router, so I could connect my laptop wirelessly around the apartment. Unfortunately, the router is now broken, and their single PC is connected with a network cable directly to the cable modem.
A friend lent us a Siemens SL2-141 DSL modem/router. It has 4 Ethernet ports and one phone line port (RJ-11). [ note that a standard wireless router has a WAN Ethernet port as well for connection to the LAN or modem ]
So, I tried connecting the cable modem to one of the 4 ports and my PC to a second one, thinking it may function as a hub or switch so my PC "sees" the modem (and internet) via the SL2-141. This did not work.
Additionally, I tried configuring the wireless connection of the router and connect wirelessly (the cable modem still connected to the router), but this did not work too.
Is there a way to configure the SL2-141 as a wireless access point to a LAN?