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Computer replaced - what do I need to do?

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Contributor matt_thumper
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Registered: ‎11-14-2012
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Hi,

  

My main PC (Windows 7/Dell) died with a hard drive failure.

It will be replaced in a couple of days.

  

I have all of the login information for my M1424WR fios wireless router that I set up and configured using that computer.

 

What do I need to do when I get the new computer?

 

I have the network cable (leading to the router) unplugged.

Do I just plug it into the new computer?

  

TIA,

Matt

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@matt_thumper wrote:
 

My main PC (Windows 7/Dell) died with a hard drive failure.

It will be replaced in a couple of days.

  

I have all of the login information for my M1424WR fios wireless router that I set up and configured using that computer.

 

What do I need to do when I get the new computer?

 

I have the network cable (leading to the router) unplugged.

Do I just plug it into the new computer?

  



If you are using a wired Ethernet connection, then yes, all you need o do is plug in the network cable.  No login or passwords are used with Ethernet.

 

If you are using WiFi, you'll setup a WiFi connection on your new computer.  You'll need your WiFi password to connect, but that should be all.

 

Good luck and I hope you have a good backup!

 

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@matt_thumper wrote:

Hi,

  

My main PC (Windows 7/Dell) died with a hard drive failure.

It will be replaced in a couple of days.

  

I have all of the login information for my M1424WR fios wireless router that I set up and configured using that computer.

 

What do I need to do when I get the new computer?

 

I have the network cable (leading to the router) unplugged.

Do I just plug it into the new computer?

  

TIA,

Matt


 

 

Yes,

Possibly run optimizer when you have a connection

 

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@viafax999 wrote:

 

Yes,

Possibly run optimizer when you have a connection

 


Not a recommendation I would make.  In my experience the optimizer makes performance worse, not better.

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That's right. If you're using a Wired connection, just plug the network cable in. If using Wireless, just pick your network name at the initial Windows Set-up and give the system your Wireless passkey. That's all you need to do.

 

For the Windows 7 Dell, you can get replacement hard drives for around $50 if it's not a huge or high performance drive. If you don't have a Windows DVD / USB, you can download the official ISO from Microsoft, and use the key found on the Systen's Certificate of Authenticity sticker to re-activate Windows.

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