how do I replace the main gateway PC in my home network

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  1. pvanc

    pvanc Honorable Member

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    Hello,
    I am replacing my main computer which is connected to router in home network and wonder if all I have to do in put new tower in place of the old and the computer and router will read each and network will be set up.
    Thanks
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Banned

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    Basically, yes, just swap them out... if, the new machine doesn't make a connection immediately, power cycle the modem & router. Repower the modem 1st, once it locks, power up the router.

    Drew
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I do not know if ISPs still use this method, but my cable needs a MAC address from the original Network Adapter to work. My router clones that address to fool the system. If you have anything like that, you might want to make note of any information in the current tower, in case you ever need to reset or replace your router.

    I suppose you could always call the ISP and change the MAC address if you needed to..
     
  4. pvanc

    pvanc Honorable Member

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    Drew,
    You must work 36 hours a day!!!!:redface:
    Thanks for your response and instructions.
    You know....pvanc



     

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