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alan4heidi
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Registered: 22-03-2010

transfer my internet to a new computer

i have just bought a newer computer and would like to know how to transfer my plusnet setup to the new one ...it used to be easy when we had a setup cd.....heidi
[Moderator's note by Thomas (Be3G): presumably accidental poll removed for you.]
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

All you need to do is to setup your email client on the new pc, copy your bookmarks over & plug it into the router, everything else is done by the router, you don't need to setup any connections.
Denzil
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

That is assuming it is a router (connected to the PC with a network cable). If it is a USB modem you will need to do some setup. If that is the case there are some setup guides here.
If you need them, there email setup guides here.
alan4heidi
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

thank you both for your replies  i dont know what you meen by  " copy over bookmarks "    and my router is a  THOMPSON wireless one supplied by plus  6 months ago.....heidi  [novice]
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

In IE or FF you have bookmarks (if you use them) they need copied from one pc to the other. Since you are usng a router there is no setup as such just plug in the Ethernet cable and you should be able to connect automatically.
alan4heidi
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

thanks a lot,,i dont use bookmarks  so i will try what you sugest after formatting my hard disk drive....heidi
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

If you use Outlook express for email you may need to copy any old email over as well. But if you only use web mail (i.e. via a web browser) then you don't need to.
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Re: transfer my internet to a new computer

Quote from: alan4heidi
thank you both for your replies  i dont know what you meen by  " copy over bookmarks "    and my router is a  THOMPSON wireless one supplied by plus  6 months ago.....heidi  [novice]

Bookmarks, are the same as "Favourites" on Internet Explorer....  Wink