I am scheduled to have a Frontier Installer come to my home on the 3rd to install/connect my telephone to their service; then on the 4th I agreed to pay $29.95 to have another installer come out and install their Modem/router and setup.
Because I presently use a Comcast Modem with Linksys Router which runs to a TV Card, DTV, and HTPC..........I figured this was going to be too high tech for me.......BUT.....I am kind of having second thoughts on that. It appears from following other posts here that I will at least to start have to just shelve my Lyksys Router and go with what they give me and route thru it [maybe bridge later IF I can].
BTW - just got via UPS pack of filters and instructions for installing the modem......and it said IF you presently have a Router....just unplut it for now - - - you can" PLUG IT BACK IN LATER" - - -then it gave all the following instructions for installing the new modem/router....BUT it never mentioned anything more about re-plugging in the previous router????
To the POINT: Since I read here that they [Frontier's installers] will NOT bridge to another modem for you....I amy be really throwing $30 out the window to have their installer come here. With their instructions and ALL of you FINE helpful Friends here [if needed] - I can probably install the modem myself....WHAT do you think????
PS: IF I do it myself, is it as simple as just transferring the ethernet connected devices that are presently jacked into my Lyksys into their Modem/router.......and ALL will work as it had before...OR.....is there other tech. hoops to jump thru before that happens?