Windows format

  5starred 23:13 11 Nov 08

I have just carried out my first format on a family members PC and have installed the drivers and utilities etc that came with the laptop. The question I have is that if I plug the laptop into the router using the ethernet and use the original router driver software wil the laptop pick up the internet connection again?

  MAJ 00:09 12 Nov 08

Yes it should, all the settings are stored in the router.

  mgmcc 07:44 12 Nov 08

A router is a network device to which computers connect using TCP/IP protocol. It isn't *installed* in a computer, either as software or as hardware, and there are no drivers involved to connect by ethernet, other than those for the installation of the network adapter itself.

  5starred 08:20 12 Nov 08

So hopefully when I plug the cable in it should recognise the router and I should be able to get them back up and running.

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