Here are the steps I did to hook up DECA. 1. Installed filter 2. Installed DECA boxes at each piece of equipment intended to go into the cloud. This equipment was put into standby while DECA was installed. Break connection of SAT 1 cable and connector. Hook DECA boxes to SAT 1, then the SAT cable to other end, then plug the network cable into the Port 1 of the network jack. Nothing should be plugged into Port 2. 3. After all DECA SAT connections are hooked up, then hook up the uplink DECA to the PI and plug the network cable into the appropriate home network uplink. Now plug in the PI. You may need to use the gateway IP address of your local router, like 192.168.1.1 and you may need to use the DNS IP address that is given to your from your provider. I use reserved DHCP addresses like VOS mentioned. That way I can reset my network if I ever feel like it and it will always default back to DHCP and it will always get the same IP address.