Netgear router and a new PC

  Willow12 09:10 22 Jun 06

I am eagerley awaiting my new PC expected today. When I come to set it up I will be using a Netgear router connected to the tower.

My question is this. Will I need to load the installation disk for Tesco, which is my broadband provider, before loading the Netgear disk or do I not need this anymore? I am not sure whether all I need is the Tesco login information or whether I need their insallation back on the PC as well.

Hope this makes sense.

  johnnyrocker 09:52 22 Jun 06

i would think you will need to use the disk otherwise the machine will not know how to connect.


  Willow12 10:09 22 Jun 06

So can the netgear disk not work this out by itself? If I load up the Tesco one first will it not expect to see an ADSL modem?

  Eric10 10:17 22 Jun 06

I've just replaced an old faulty Netgear router with a new DG834PN and the Netgear CD detected all my Pipex settings correctly. All I needed to supply was the username and password.

  Eric10 10:28 22 Jun 06

I have assumed a Netgear router with a built in modem but if you are using your old ADSL modem connected to the router then you may need the Tesco CD. Also when I think about it, the Netgear CD only contained instructions and a manual; the actual setup is done after logging into the router from your PC.

  Willow12 10:40 22 Jun 06

I do not use my old modem at all. I have the router connected into the ethernet port in my tower.

  Ikelos 12:05 22 Jun 06

the settings are in the router, so just plug in the new PC, assuming it has a network card, and it will find it all for you.

  Willow12 12:37 22 Jun 06

Yes I was pleased to discover that this was the case. I was all ready for a battle to get back online as these things always take me ages with lots of swearing, but once everthing was connected I didn't have to do anything!

  Ikelos 12:41 22 Jun 06

glad it is sorted...enjoy..

  johnnyrocker 13:00 22 Jun 06

dont forget to tick as resolved.


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