So I have recently moved to Japan and am staying with a host family who has cable internet but no router. I figured I would solve the issue of not being able to use the internet on my laptop by buying a wireless router. This, however, has not worked very well so far for me.
-I purchased an Elecom Logitec LAN-W300N/R Slim Router in Akihabara.
-I have a static IP address from my ISP (Ichikawa Cable Network)
-I cant seem to get internet to work
Ive tried to input the static ip, default gateway, subnet, and dns info in the router config but nothing happens. I dont know if its a problem with the fact that its a static IP as I have never dealt with those before, the ISPs in Japan not liking routers, or the router itself being unusual. Also, all of these steps were performed on the Japanese family computer using an ethernet connection from the modem to the router to the computer. When connected directly from the modem to the computer everything works fine, when going through the router I get nothing. If anyone has any insight on the matter let me know. Thanks.