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Installing Netgear wnr2000 router on new computer

by Dasme2004 / August 20, 2010 8:10 AM PDT

I am in the process of setting up my new computer. I have a netgear wnr2000 router from my old computer that I want to hook up to my new one. I purchased the router in may 2009. My new system has windows 7. The software for the router only accepts windows XP or vista. When I called netgear support they told me that they only way I could solve this issue was basically to pay $36.95 for a one time fix. (They offered a couple of other paying options.) Is this the only way I can install this on my windows 7 machine? There's no free upgrade or download??? Should I just purchase a new router? If so, any suggestions?

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I'm confused . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 22, 2010 12:50 AM PDT

I've set up a dozen home networks, including mine, and there was no "router software" to install. Please describe this software.

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Netgear wnr2000
by Dasme2004 / August 22, 2010 5:29 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm confused . . .

It's a resource CD that came with the router with SETUP info. I hooked the router up without using the CD and it seems to be working fine on my computer. However, the other computer which is hooked up wirelessly in the house was getting intermittent internet service.

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You don't need that software . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 22, 2010 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Netgear wnr2000

Intermittent service is indicative of other issues. Care to share the specifics and we'll try to help.

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