The new PC should be set up to accept DHCP from the router. DHCP is the mechanism by which most routers talk/send data to your computer. It's a bit more complicated than this but it will work for our purposes.
From your current PC that's installed please click
start; run; cmd
push the print screen button on your keyboard. then open paint (start; all programs, accessories; paint) then drag the boarder to fill the screen/window. Click edit paste or ctrl+v to paste the screen shot. save that file as we will need it later.
to configure a PC with 2000 or XP you can go to control panel; network connections; right click on Local Are connection
and then highlight tcp/ip and click the properties button. from there choose Obtain IP Address automaticlly and Obtain DNS Server automatically. that should be enough to put the new pc online. This can very quite abit with different possible
setups and even moreso with windows Vista, but it's all doable. The screenshot we made is for future reference when you
get your new pc.
Any questions, post away.