replace router with diff. brand

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Nancy, May 23, 2004.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    I have an old intel wireless-router and just want to
    replace it with the Microsoft wireless-G. At the store
    they said all I had to do was switch it over and it would
    work. Wrong, it didn't. I presume I need to load the
    software. The directions say nothing about replacing,
    only new or an access point which it is neither. What is
    the best way to approach this so that I don't mess up all
    my settings and everything for the networking?

    Thank you
    Nancy, May 23, 2004
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  2. Nancy

    Guest Guest

    Don't absolutely need new software, although you may
    prefer to use the install disk.

    The best way is to only change the MN700 settings and not
    touch the PCs. Do this:

    Powerup the MN700 but don't connect it to the broadband
    modem yet. Wire a PC into port 1. Use IE and open -- you'll get to the router
    configuration screens. Use admin as password. You need
    information for the WAN page, and wireless settings:
    - How you connect to your ISP (dynamic, PPoE...)
    - SSID, channel, and wireless security type

    Use a wireless PC to get to the configuration screen of
    your current router (probably will have to use IE).
    Locate the information needed by the MN700 and enter it.

    Then you should be set. Disconnect the old router from
    the broadband modem and connect the new one.
    Guest, May 24, 2004
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