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replaced router reusable?

TexasIndian
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replaced router reusable?

Waiting to purchase new AX router "coming soon", which will replace current router.

Speaking 'techno-inept', what ALL does it take to:

1. erase existence of current router just before installing new AX?

2. how can the current one be 'reused' once new one delivered? 

    In other words, I want to give it to daughter+family; what steps

    do I/she follow to 'pass it on' to her & install (they're still using a 'N')?

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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plemans
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Re: replaced router reusable?

If its factory reset, the new user would just need to follow the install guide. 

For the R7000, it can be found here: 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7000

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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DarrenM
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Re: replaced router reusable?

You will just need to hold the reset button for 10+ seconds on the router. Then they would be able to set the router up like new.

 

DarrenM

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TexasIndian
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Re: replaced router reusable?

Excellent, thanks DarrenM,

Now, THAT clears the router...how do I erase all (current) Netgear files? Genie? Etc?

(assume all SHE will do is connect her 'new' router and Genie will take from there & install)?

 

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plemans
Guru

Re: replaced router reusable?

If its factory reset, the new user would just need to follow the install guide. 

For the R7000, it can be found here: 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7000

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->

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TexasIndian
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Re: replaced router reusable?

Thank you so much plemans,

I can't imagine how much my daughter/grandson's will appreciate the 'upgrade'

(so Mr. Guru..take a look at my other query...what/how do I 'erase' all the old

1900/Netgear data/etc stored in computer when I install the new (AX) router?)

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plemans
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Re: replaced router reusable?

You can always uninstall the genie if you're using an installed version. 

I usually don't use the installed genie. I tend to just log in through the browser for setup/changes. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
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TexasIndian
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Re: replaced router reusable?

knowledge always appreciated...will very likely be forwarding more questions to you soon

(like next week when grandkids IN school) when trying to install new router/uninstall old one

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