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Looks like I'll be buying a Netgear router. Are there any pitfalls awaiting this router idiot, or are the setup instructions all pretty straight forward? Thanks in advance,

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Michael McDowell

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There was a lot of discussion a while back about routers.  My experience was pretty much plug-and-play but others weren't so lucky.  One thing most agreed on was to get a router with traffic monitoring capability built in,  in case there were any questions about "disappearing" data.   The higher end Asus routers have this capability built in.  One problem is that the DHCP in the router sometimes wants to use the same IP range as the Viasat modem, causing IP conflicts.  
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Which modem do you have?
If you have the modem model with no built in router/wifi it will be no problem - just follow directions.

If you have a modem with builtin router/wifi there are potential IP conflicts. 
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Thanks guys. It appears it will be a piece of cake. I have the original old MODEM of years ago - no built in wi/fi.
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You should have no trouble

Briefly power down your modem before connecting to new router & allow the modem to go online

Then follow directions

If they want you to install something from a CD, I recommend to not bother.
I have set up many many brands/models of routers and have never used the "install disc"
Too often there is crapware that tags along...