b4 router, need to uninstall modem drivers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thank you for reading.

    Tomorrow I'm going to buy a low-end wired-router for my first ever networking project.

    A win 2000 and an XP system will be sharing a cable modem through this router.

    Can anybody give me some heads-up or tips regarding this setup?

    I think I have to uninstall all the modem drivers and software from both machines (I switch back and forth using the modem between the two). Can anyone confirm this?

    Are there major differences to look out for when installing/configuring the router on a win 2000 machine as compared to a win XP?

    Should this total noob be prepared for any nasty surprise?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    is your modem USB only?
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    The win 2000 machine is using a usb connection. I'm getting the 10/100 PCI card later.

    The XP machine is using the ethernet port.

    Oh and I just saw that in my win 2000 machine, under Network & Dial-Up Connections > Local Area Connection > Local Area Connection Status > Properties >... that there are things that can be uninstalled, namely; "Client for Microsoft Network", "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" and "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". Or do I just "File > New Connection" under Network and Dial-Up Connection menu. And disable the old "Local Area Connection"?.

    Thanks much.
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