I don't have a router. The modem works perfectly (Arris TM1602) with wired connections. The access point (Trendnet TEW-230APB) is broadcasting the SSID, but my laptop cannot connect to the wireless internet.
When I try to connect my laptop to the WiFi, it says "Failed to Obtain IP address". Should the Wireless AP have a different IP address than the modem itself? Even when I set the Wireless AP to get the IP address automatically, my laptop still cannot connect to the WiFi.
What am I doing wrong? According to the manual for the AP, a router is not needed. I don't have a router so I thought I could connect and configure the AP to broadcast the wireless internet throughout the house.