Switching old router to new router

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I plan on replacing my linksys BEFW11S4 wireless router with a new linksys WRT120N wireless router. Should I completely remove and unplug the old router before inserting the startup CD and beginning the installation process for the new router?
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  1. Yes, unplug old router and plug in new router. Then run the setup/startup CD. If you are using wireless and want to take advantage of N speed, you need to replace all the wireless card on your computers to N cards as well.

    And don't forget to setup encryptions. Personally I don't broadcast SSID, use MAC filtering, and WPA2 for wireless security.
  2. electrontau said:
    Yes, unplug old router and plug in new router. Then run the setup/startup CD. If you are using wireless and want to take advantage of N speed, you need to replace all the wireless card on your computers to N cards as well.

    And don't forget to setup encryptions. Personally I don't broadcast SSID, use MAC filtering, and WPA2 for wireless security.


    Thanks for your reply. The new router claims that it's compatible with Windows 7, which is what I have. Shouldn't my wireless card already work with N speed? I have a Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN mini-card. If not, how do I go about replacing the wireless card? Is that something I buy and install? Or something I download?
  3. A 1397 is only b/g
    A1510 would be b/g/n
    Depends on the laptop model my 1705 it is just a mini card that can be removed and replaced.You should go to dell and see which b/g/n would be compatable with your model.
    It could be listed as an update or replacement part.
    Just have to find a mini card thats compatable to move up to N.
    I run mine at home on the 1397 I have now and really dont see many issues I dont stream a lot of stuff but netflix runs fine on it.
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