thanks FF - yeah you're right - it's a Catch-22 - gotta have the latest definitions or the AV isn't really doing its best...
No, there's no password setup to access the internet - you mean on my machine now, without the router? I do have a PW to log onto my machine from a cold boot. But other than that, no passwords.
I can't remember what the router wizard wanted - it was pretty basic. I didn't look at the advanced page but I will now. You're right, it's worth it.
The only stupid thing I'm wondering is - (stupid meaning me!) - should I set it up now on this laptop? What I'm thinking is - when I'm ready to use the router for my new machine it'll already be setup for this laptop - and that doesn't sound like a good scenario. (sorry, this is confusing to me, it really is)
Would it help plugging in the router to both machines right now - even though my new one doesn't even have Windows on it yet? (it will shortly) Just so the router "knows" there's 2 machines it has to feed? I'm guessing that won't work w/out an OS on the new machine.
Sh- - what the hell do i do?
how about this? just wait until Windows is running on the new machine - and before anything else, before drivers, whatever - connect the router? Is that the smartest way to do it? I don't really need it - or I can configure it later - on my laptop.
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