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Does Everyone Come Here With Problems?

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#1 txishome


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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:05 PM

I was perfectly successful with setting up my laptop with the Linksys wireless router. Now I don't know how to set up my desktop. I have a wireless adapter on it that seems to work wonderfully. Now I've changed ISP's and have to have this router. Anyway, do I unplug EVERYTHING and start over as if I hadn't ever seen it before? Won't that mess up the connection to the laptop? The instructional CD says things like, plug this into that which was connected to your computer. Well, my desktop computer is "wireless", so no cable was plugged into it, etc. It's really gotten me confused.

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:29 PM

Well, to set this router up we would need a multitude of information that would boggle the mind and all of it would have to come from the new ISP. The best suggestion that I could offer and fastest is to call the new ISP tech support and while you are at the computer have them walk you thru the router/modem setup manually. Since they know all of the settings or their computers do it would be the fastest and most efficient way to handle this.

When I set up my Verizon I first went thru the installation CD which I found to be totally useless so I called their tech support and 15 minutes later I was on line.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

Turn everything off
Then turn the modem on
Then turn the router on
Then turn the laptop on (with the wireless enabled)
Connect the laptop to the wireless network
Then turn the desktop on (with the wireless enabled)
Connect the desktop to the wireless network

This should enable all of your devices for the auto-discovery stuff that's needed in most networks. If it doesn't work, then either there's some settings that need to be changed (the ISP would know this), or there's a problem with the equipment.
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