Setting up Talk talk broadband for first time

  andy625 13:17 27 Nov 2009

I am going to be setting up a boadband router for my sister, who has just switched to talk talk, and not had broadband before. She mentioned that there was a problem getting the talk talk cd to run on her Windows 2000 laptop. I havent seen the setup yet and don't know what router she has, but from what she described it sounds like maybe the disc is designed for a machine running XP.

Can anyone tell me if I can expect any problems setting up her connection using her Windows 2000 laptop? I have an XP laptop. Could I set it up using my laptop, then unplug mine, and plug hers in in its place?

  User-1229748 13:50 27 Nov 2009

should not need the cd but according to this windows 2000 is fineclick here

  andy625 13:59 27 Nov 2009

OK that sounds ok then. Maybe the error message was because she doesn't have a wireless card (she's not very pc minded). Thanks.

  andy625 13:24 02 Dec 2009

OK, turns out that the talk talk cd wouldn't load because her pc is Windows ME. Also it doesn't have an RJ-45 port. I see that Maplins sell usb to RJ-45 adapters, but I'm not sure if they would work with Windows ME or if we need to upgrade to Windows 2000.

I connected my laptop to their broadband by just plugging in the network cable, so the talk talk program isn't a problem, only if we want to set up the wireless, in which case I need to find a Windows ME driver for my spare netgear wireless card.

  tullie 16:03 02 Dec 2009

As has been stated,you dont need the cd.

  Tech Guy 16:26 02 Dec 2009
  andy625 16:37 02 Dec 2009

Sorry tullie, I mean't that I reaslised I didn't need the cd when my own laptop connected without having loaded it.

Tech guy, I did find a driver online for my spare Netgear PCI wireless card, however it didn't seem to instal properly. Perhaps I should persevere with that option and forget the usb adapter.

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