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Windows 7: advice needed for buying a router

28 Jan 2012   #1

win 7 x64
advice needed for buying a router

hi, im fairly new to computing so i thought id seek some advice, ive got my grandson moving in soon and would like to give him internet access via a router, im with virgin media (cable), can any body recommend a router that doesnt cost to much. are they difficult to set up?, thanks for any advice given.

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28 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Hello Simon.

You may have to purchase a router through virgin media, your ISP. You might call them and ask if you have to use one of their routers or not. Ask how much it is as well.

The following may not apply to you:
{Likely you would have to search the internet in your particular region. In addition, you may just want to go into your local computer store, such as best buy, and ask them what the cheapest solution to your needs is. From where I am at, its an average of 60$. If you shop locally, you wont have to wait for it, and you can ask questions. You also don't have to pay a shipping fee.}
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29 Jan 2012   #3

win 7 x64

thanks dustsailor, i think the best thing to do is to phone up my isp and try to get some advice from them and pop in to pcworld and have a chat with them. cheers.
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29 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

You're welcome Simon. I also wanted to tell you that routers aren't very difficult to set up. In fact, most come with very detailed instructions. All you need to do for the most part is plug it in, go into it's web address (instructions or an online search will tell you how), and set up a password.

Then you can give it out to people you know, and you may then log in at any time using it. Router software for the most part is pre-set up. Sometimes you can update it but I am not sure that is ultimately neccessary, unless you are experiencing trouble. Should be very easy.

And if you do have any trouble, just call your ISP up or put up another thread here, and we would love to help you out.
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