Router& modem ?

  BLY 11:04 29 May 2004

Hi, boys& girls,
this might (or is) a silly ?, but I bought a newgear ADSL MODEM,ROUTER DG834, so that I can use with my desk top & share my broadband connection with my laptop.
Would I have to diconnect my BT modem first before I can connect the router& modem.
I did say this might be a silly ?, but I am new to this type of usage with routers. I am using o/xp on a Dell 8250.
Thanks for any help. Bly.

  MartinT-B 11:24 29 May 2004

Bought one of these on Thursday.

yes, the D834 replaces the BT modem.

Once connected to the PC, you will have to access it and tell it your user/name, THEN plug it into the ADSL socket.

The paperwork is a bit sparse, but everything you need to know is on the CD Netgear supply.

You will have to tell all your programs to conenct to the www via the new 'always on' router, and not via dial-up.

It took me (as a complete network novice) about 4 hours to get everything set up on both PCs, but I went very slowly.

  BLY 12:26 29 May 2004

Thanks, I will try that. Blt

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