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Discussion in 'Networking' started by jludwick78, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. jludwick78

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    ok i don't know much about this so here is what i want to do...

    i have one computer. i have broadband cable internet and a modem. i want to be able to have my modem in one room and my computer in another. so this way i don't have to run a cable line from the living room to my computer room.

    i thought i needed a router and adapter card. but when i hooked it up it wouldn't let me diconnect the router from the computer.

    in other words i am under the impression that a computer has to be connected to the router and then it links to other computers. but all i want to do is link my one computer wirelessly to my modem.

    does this make sense!

    please help. i have looked everywhere and keep getting more confused!!

    jen
     
  2. DBClark

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    If running a cable is something that you are sure you do not want to do, then configure the router, while wired to it for configuration, and then connect to wirelessly after doing so.
     
  3. skinnywhiteboy

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    Use an Ethernet Cable to connect the wireless router to your cable modem using either the WAN or Internet port on the router. This will depend on what type of router you have. Assuming you have no security on your wireless router (and it doesn't sound like you do) your wireless card should let you access the wireless network. No other machines need to be turned on to accomplish this. Does this make sense.....
     
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