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Nickel Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-12-2008

Swtiching PCs

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Current PC is hooked into internet via ethernet directly to the Verizon router.  However, bought a new PC which I am setting up tonight.  To establish the internet connection on this new PC, do I simply plug the ethernet from the router into the computer, and the connection will be recognized?  Or, will I have to do more, some sort of installation wizard on the new PC in order to establish the internet connection?  Thanks!
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Gold Contributor III
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Nope just plug it in. When you connect the Ethernet/cat5e cable to the router it should pick up a IP address from DHCP. By default DHCP will be enabled by your router unless you turned it off. And I will be yours is on. 
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Nickel Contributor
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For an illiterate computer guy, what is DHCP?  I've made no changes to the default router settings, so I'm sure that is on.  So it's plug and play - that's the way I like it!  Thanks Tim!
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DHCP, is just a proposes your router users to get your PC a IP address. An IP address is used by your PC to connect to the network.
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