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I have a model WRT54GS router. I've just bought a new pc with the windows7 operating system and am having trouble getting connected. should i use the cd that came with the router; do i even need to use the cd: or do i need to get a new cd for windows7?
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6/26/2010
Network Technician: D.Marino, Comptia A + and Network + certified replied 8 years ago
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Hi and Welcome to Just Answers. My name is Denise.

 

Installing the disk that came with the router can only help and can"t hurt anything.And as far as I know routers are not operating system sensitive. There configuration or set up may differ from operating system to operating system but there isn't a router made just for windows 7. The disk that came with your router should be fine. Windows 7 prefers a router that is N compatible. In my experience my router was a G and it would allow me to connect to the internet when it felt like it. So I purchased a router that was N compliant and it works every time.The one you listed above is only a wireless G broadband and that can cause you incompatibility issues. If you can purchase one that is both G and N that should do the trick.. Hope this answers your question about a program for windows 7 not existing for routers. Thanks Denise



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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I finally got it to work but I think I have some compatibility issues. Like my wireless not working when my wife is on line. So I may yet upgrade to a new router. Thanks for your help.
Network Technician: D.Marino, Comptia A + and Network + certified replied 8 years ago

Glad to hear your up and running. Thanks again it was a pleasure working for you, and a new router sounds great. Let me know if there is anything else I can do. Thanks Denise

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