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Wired & Wi-Fi?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by twallin626, Jul 21, 2018.

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  1. twallin626

    twallin626 Thread Starter

    Jul 21, 2018
    I'm wondering if it's possible to have my computer hard-wired but still use wireless for TV.
  2. dmccoy


    Oct 7, 2017
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    Do you currently have a router that you use for your wifi connection? If so you should be able run an Ethernet from your computer to one of the router ports marked 1-4.
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    Yes you can run wired and wireless devices at the same time. Of course the router would have to be capable of doing that, the vast majority can.
  4. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Need more information before a yes or no can be given.

    Yes, you can have a computer connected to the network wired and wireless. Whether this will work depends. If both interfaces are on the same IP subnet, then no, it will not work. If the wired and wireless NICs are on different IP subnets, then yes, it will work. I do this many times at home when I'm doing some troubleshooting as I have a few subnets on my network.
  5. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    It is somewhat difficult to tell from the original post however it appears the poster is asking about two different devices; a computer and a TV. If that is the case, then yes you can do the above. In my house, there are four computers connected via rj45 cable, two computers connected using wireless AND two TVs that are connected using wireless.

    As mentioned above, you would need a router with both wired and wireless.
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