canoli wrote:I wanted to see what would happen so I connected the router btw my laptop and the cable modem and it immediately took me to the setup page. I didn't insert the CD - ignored the Red-Label warning taped over the LAN ports - but I still ended up at the setup. I was hoping to bypass setup and just have the internet "feed through" the router, giving me the benefit of the NAT functionality.
What does the setup page ask from you? If it is not too complicated I would still set that up. Chances are that they are going to ask you things like "what do you want to name your network?" or "do you want to enable wireless?". You can easily finish that and let the router go to work right away.
canoli wrote:I think I may blow off the whole router/NAT deal and just install AV after I install Windows - before I ever connect to the internet. I'm sure the Win installer will complain about not being connected but hopefully I can work around that...
Kind of catch-22: you will need to connect to the internet to grab the latest definition to initiate the AV scan. I would still try to get the router to work with wired and get your system set up before doing anything else. Right now do you have to enter some username and password before you get on the internet?
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