another router/modem question
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:44 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:53 PM
If your router/modem is like mine, it is a separate unit. Powered by its' own source, plugged into the phone jack for DSL (or cable) for the internet data. The desktop should have a CAT 5 cable from the router to the network card in the desktop.
You can unplug the entire desktop from the modem/router and it will keep on broadcasting the WiFi signal to your laptop. At least that is the way my setup works. Now, if you have a printer hooked up to the desktop, you have another issue. At least, if you want to print from a wireless laptop.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:59 PM
Yes you can remove the desktop and still access the wireless network.
it works like this in this order.
DSL Line (phone jack) -> Modem - > Router
then from the router you connect your computers via CAT5 cable or Wireless Network to the router.
In short, you can just have the modem and router plugged in and you can access the wireless network.
think of the "computers" desktop or laptop even game stations as the last link in a chain.
2) The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
( When you have nothing to loose, all you have to loose is fear! - Scott Knapp )
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:06 PM