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Best way to uninstall router?

By Manikle
Mar 24, 2010
  1. Is the best way to uninstall an old router to use the uninstall option in Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs folder and then run ccleaner?
     
  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,333   +267

    Unless you used some software assisted installation, simply removing the router from the network (and plugging your computer directly into the modem if applicable), and performing an "ipconfig /renew" in the command prompt should be enough. Sometimes stubborn network interfaces require being disabled and re-enabled, or even a quick reboot. There really shouldn't be anything to uninstall.

    If there is an installation assistant program lying around, it doesn't hurt to uninstall it and run ccleaner to get the remnants of it out.
     
  3. Manikle

    Manikle TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I believe that I used the setup cd when I installed it.
    Thank-you for your help.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,315   +618

    If that device has a USB connection, then the CD just loaded the USB-TCP driver and it can be ignored when you do not need it (that specific router+attachment technique) any longer.
     
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +106

    New Router CD is for those who don't know how to install the router setup configuration. You can remove the CD software and the CD from your drive.To install a new router in your network. You should shutdown all systems and network equipments. Netbooks, Nettops, Laptops, Desktops, Workstations, and Servers, Wireless devices, Wii, DS, PS3, PSP, Xbox, your itouch wireless can be turned off, wireless printers or wireless all-in-one. turn them off.

    Once new router is in place, then dedicate one system as the router setup and configuration using the CD that comes with your new router. If you know what your doing there is no need to use the CD that comes with the router. If you're not sure then use the CD to play it safe. Just to let you know those CD are not 100% perfect, but more like 90%. I give 10% to glitches if any should or shouldn't appear. Once the first system can get the router up and running correctly, then test your connections. Now test launch your internet browser and see if you can get to google or yahoo.

    If that works. Now introduce (join to the workgroup, ( homegroup (Windows 7)) your all your network gear, but one at a time though. Make sure that he new router does see each network device (nodes) in the DHCP List Table (this DLT is called many other names) but to make sure your network is running at peak it's good to see if the router can see everything you got. Example like the Wii can go either way wireless by default or through USB wired connection (optional).
     
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