I am trying to connect both a file storage device (Buffalo Linkstation) and a cable modem through an Ethernet switch (Netgear FS308). Buffalo tech support tells me to connect the Linkstation directly to the computer (which disables the cable modem), change the IP address of the computer (which I am confused about), then enter a new IP address in my browser (which I can't since the modem is disabled), then enter an IP address that will work with my network (how do I know what that will be?) and make sure that DHCP is disabled (huh). That's all I have to do, they say! The network settings preference panel scares me, there are so many settings. I need some more clear help here, which is why I am asking you.