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I received a router as a gift, now that in itself is wonderful,.....problem is, it came with not paperwork, manual, or anything else that would help me set this router up. It's a :

D-Link Model: DIR-625 I went to thesite a couple of times, wrote notes to 'tech support', but have yet to hear back,.... ;)

I want to set it up, but have no idea what to look for, in taking these steps. Do I have to have a CD to use, that will help me set the router up, if so, shoildn't I be able to go to web site and download whatever 'software', firmware, whatever it is I need to do, to get this up and running.

Please,....and suggestions or pointers are greatly appreciated,....by the way, for clarification purposes,...although my name is Max, I am a female, who happens to not be as savvy as you guys. Since I live on disability,...my funds are very limited, and with that said, I have no money to go out and buy any kind of new equipment,...the basics are all I have.

Once I get this running,....with what's called a 'Booster/Router' (if that helps),....what kinds of speeds might it have, once I get to the Internet? Are there any wonders I might look forward to?

Thanks you guys,....... :rolleyes:

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Never use the CD that comes with a router. Plug it in, it will work.

As this router has no documentation, find it's manual online, then do a factory reset (the manual will say how to do this). At which point the 'quick setup' guide will probably work fine. If it has wireless, enable WPA(2 (AES)) encryption.

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Never use the CD that comes with a router. Plug it in, it will work.

As this router has no documentation, find it's manual online, then do a factory reset (the manual will say how to do this). At which point the 'quick setup' guide will probably work fine. If it has wireless, enable WPA(2 (AES)) encryption.

Thanks,....

On the router itself, it says WPA and WPA2,......am I to take that as a good sign huh,....?....Thanks

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Thanks,....

On the router itself, it says WPA and WPA2,......am I to take that as a good sign huh,....?....Thanks

Ohh yeahh, just use WPA2 and have a complex passphrase and you will be secure as hell.

No one would be able to crack that pass-phrase if its complex enough.

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I never use the CD, when I am configuring my routers or Modems.

The only time I use it is for reading the manual, however there are instances when you have to load the software, but most of the time its not required, if you know what you are doing.

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