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Hi I live in Australia and have brought D-link dir-300 Wireless G router 1st off I have on screen D-link Quick router setup Quick router set has discovered that you are already connected to a router (Would this be my tall tower that I have my desk computer attached to) Many people choose to replace an existing router with their new D-Link router. (up till now I didn't know I was connected to a router once again I'm thinking it is the tower as referred to in 1st set of ()?) It then askes are you replacing an existing router? (.) Yes ( ) No click next to continue. When I click to continue I'm not sure if I should be disconnecting my power and cables off my tower as then I wouldn't have any means of seeing my desk computer screen or I should think operating my desk computer or even continuing with installation Am I correct in this thinking?

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Dlink routers are fairly easy to set up most of the time, I've used several of them over the years. What the heck is this tower you keep speaking of? Is it a second computer or is it THE computer for your desktop monitor. Your explanation leaves a lot to be desired. I've never seen a commercial router that stands up like a tower computer and if you have one, it is probably a pretty expensive unit, so we must clarify and completely understand what you are talking about. You indicate that removing power and cables from the tower would disable your monitor and that makes it sound like the tower IS your computer. Does that make sense to you, it does to me.

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  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Aug 24, 2008

    It appears to me that the tower is your computer and not a router. The fact that the software is indicating a second router is probably more likely a result of certain procedures being done out of order. The pamphlet that came in your Dlink box should describe in fairly good detail what needs to be done and the order in which it needs to be done.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Aug 24, 2008

    It appears to me that the tower is your computer and not a router. The fact that the software is indicating a second router is probably more likely a result of certain procedures being done out of order. The pamphlet that came in your Dlink box should describe in fairly good detail what needs to be done and the order in which it needs to be done.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Aug 24, 2008

    It appears to me that the tower is your computer and not a router. The fact that the software is indicating a second router is probably more likely a result of certain procedures being done out of order. The pamphlet that came in your Dlink box should describe in fairly good detail what needs to be done and the order in which it needs to be done.

  • Ravel Lively
    Ravel Lively Aug 24, 2008

    Sorry about the repeats, we seem to be having some capacity overload problems over here at Fixya that may be causing this.

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