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#1 sec25

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:42 PM

Hi. Advice would be really nice.

I bought a new wireless router(Mercusys-only one they had) and I the setup seems real simple, but after doing some googling, I see I might need to enter my ISPs username and PW and address and other stuff.

Is this necessary or will it be automatic? 
I need to know cuz I won;t have net access.
What will they ask for apart from ISP username and PW?

I don;t have a modem, just a cable.

I;m changing routers just in case the other one is compromised so I need to disconnect the old one completely. 
If the new router doesnt request all the ISP stuff, does that mean I am still somehow using the old router and that compromises security? Should it ask for the ISP stuff? 
I also read that if it doesn;t, it means Im just using the router;s wifi and not my cable connection.


Process(cable, no modem)
Turn off old router, take out cables.. should I disconnect the router from PC or ath else?
Insert power line and cable connection into new router, wait and turn on. 

Then I get different info on routers web page which i think i can easily access. Dunno about isp stuff.

Thanks!!!!



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:54 PM

What type of Internet connection do you have? (Cable, DSL, Dial Up)

 

If it is cable it should be as simple as connecting your cable modem to the router's WAN port.

 

If it is DSL you will probably need to enter your user name and password for the DSL.  They most likely have a web page with all of the information you'll need.






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