+ 0 Votes Reponse To Answer gechurch January 27, 2013 at 2:13pm PST Thanks Matt. It sounds like everything is physically hooked up just fine. I'm not sure of what you mean when you refer to 'modem mode' and 'normal mode'. Can you explain these (or if it is the terminology your brand of modem uses, tell us what make and model your modem is? At a guess, it sounds like you want to leave the modem in 'normal mode', then set the static IP and turn off the DHCP server. Does the interface allow you to do this?