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Installing new LAN card: problems?


Salamander7

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I have bought a new LAN card for my Windows XP network. I will uninstall the old card via software and then physically. I will then install new device. Should the network then run as though nothing has changed or will I lose all my network settings? In other words will I have to reconfigure my router etc? my new card is Gigabit card replacing 100 bit card which currently works with no problems.

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onthelimit1

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If the old one works with no probs, why change it? If you do replace it, you may have to run the installation disc, or XP may load a driver for it. Once that is done, it should connect to your router with no further tweaks.

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Salamander7

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I appreciate the reply.

I am replacing the old card because in the near future I will be getting fibre optic broadband which will include a new router which will be capable of faster LAN speeds than 100mbits although the exact speed will depend on what deal I eventually choose. I thought I would get the LAN card installed and out of the way so to speak so it is one variable I can forget when I get the new broadband package.

Anyway, by what you say it is simply a questing of swapping the two cards and installing drivers for the new one, I dont need to worry about my network settings.

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onthelimit1

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Correct. Of course, the Infinity router will need setting up when you get it, but that's simple.

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