Changeover of computer

kbranksomeMarch 3, 2012

Is it difficult to change over my satellite ISP from my old computer to a new one. Do I have to contact my ISP or can I do it myself.

I have added memory and changed over a graphic card before so i'm not an absolute dill with the computer

but I would appreciate help thanks if possible.

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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I have never used satellite but normally you would just disconnect the cables from the old one and plug up the new one, they may have provided some software specific for their brand( possibly in a CD or DVD), some ISPs do that but I usually just skip installing it unless it is absolutely necessary and usually it is not.

My guess is just undo connections from back of old pc and hook to new. No reason to contact your ISP.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 1:45AM
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From one Aussie to another!

My satellite connection has only one cable that goes from the "little black box" (technical term!) to the computer, and that's an ethernet cable. I unplug that cable from the back of my PC and plug it into the laptop whenever I feel like it. Leave everything else as is...


    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 2:34AM
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Shut down both computers. As they report, disconnect and transfer the ethernet cable. Boot up the new computer. Click on the browser icon. That should do it.


    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 7:37AM
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If you have a little router,, hook that little black box to that.... them both computer to that.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 9:15AM
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Thanks guys,
It was that easy!
Thought it would be more involved than that.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2012 at 11:52PM
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