No need for any software to be run , just power down the cable modem for ten minutes while connecting everything . Connect the cable from the modem to the WAN port of the wireless router ( you don't have to leave it like this , but it is essential when setting up ) then connect an ethernet cable from port 1 on the router to the network ( ethernet ) port on the PC . Power up the modem , let it settle then do the same to the router , finally , power up the PC . Open your chosen browser and type in to the address bar at the top ..192.168.0.1 and press enter . This will take you to the set up pages of the Netgear , type in " admin " for the user name , and " password " for the password ( without the quote marks ) then you can set up some user security ( preferably WPA ) select which channel you want to use ( I think it defaults to ch.6 ) Save all the info , and reboot the system . Reboot the PC and check to see if it goes online , any problems you can always come to this thread .