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Can't connect to the Internet when wifi router is off

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Miguelito, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. Miguelito

    Miguelito Thread Starter

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    Hi there! I'm not not really techy. I was looking for a customer support number for Tp-link but thought that this forum may be helpful since I can't find their number anywhere on the net. Im using a Tp-link wireless router and I have a modem attached to my pc. I just noticed that if I turn off my router, the Ethernet light on my modem turns off, but the power and dsl lights are still on. Is there a way for me to use my pc even if my router is turned off? If I remember right, i've tried it before and it worked... But now, I have to turn on my router just for me to be able to connect to the net on my pc.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Every router user manual I've ever looked at includes a customer support number for the company. Have you looked in the manual?

    Could you be very specific about your network, beginning with your type of ISP?
     
  3. dlsayremn

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    Most cases, you should be able to plug the ethernet cable from the modem into the computer.
     
  4. dpl

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    if you are connect via ethernet its not possible, but if youre connected via modem its possible
     
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