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August 2, 2013 4:32:43 AM

Hello, I have a question about Wireless Internet.
Is it possible to have 1 computer plugged in directly to the wireless router giving that computer internet as if it's plugged into the modem it's self while 2 laptops connect via the wireless signal without blocking the main computer that is plugged in via an Ethernet cable? Is it possible?

I have Time Warner Cable and they don't seem to understand my question -_-

If I can't use wireless in that way what are my other options?


Thanks in Advance!
August 2, 2013 4:43:13 AM

yes, anything can be plugged directly into the switch using an ethernet cable on the router and function perfectly fine while other devices use the wireless connection.
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August 2, 2013 4:45:18 AM

Depends...

You can clearly have a machine plugged in via Ethernet and 2 others coming in via wireless.. that's easy.
but what do you mean by "without blocking the main computer"? all 3 will be able access internet at the same time (that what a router does!!). But they will all be sharing the same internet connection. .so although the wireless PS wont be "blocking" the main PC.. they all have to share the bandwidth ( if wireless is using a lot of bandwidth.. there is less for main PC to use).

More sophisticated routers can give you ability to prioritise/Cap the use by individual devices.. so you could prioritise the main PC..
Anyway - hope my answer helps.. not sure exactly what you trying to do.. which is why I started with "depends".

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August 2, 2013 6:11:38 AM

jjg2013 said:
Hello, I have a question about Wireless Internet.
Is it possible to have 1 computer plugged in directly to the wireless router giving that computer internet as if it's plugged into the modem it's self while 2 laptops connect via the wireless signal without blocking the main computer that is plugged in via an Ethernet cable? Is it possible?


Yes. That is specifically what the router is for.
For instance, at my house, i have ~12 devices connected. Laptops, desktops, HTPC, security camera DVR, etc, etc. Most wired, some WiFi.
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August 4, 2013 4:24:18 AM

yoji said:
Depends...

You can clearly have a machine plugged in via Ethernet and 2 others coming in via wireless.. that's easy.
but what do you mean by "without blocking the main computer"? all 3 will be able access internet at the same time (that what a router does!!). But they will all be sharing the same internet connection. .so although the wireless PS wont be "blocking" the main PC.. they all have to share the bandwidth ( if wireless is using a lot of bandwidth.. there is less for main PC to use).

More sophisticated routers can give you ability to prioritise/Cap the use by individual devices.. so you could prioritise the main PC..
Anyway - hope my answer helps.. not sure exactly what you trying to do.. which is why I started with "depends".

HTH
Cheers


Thanks for the help. Maybe I had a bad wireless router a while back. Wouldn't let me have a wireless signal plus a hardwired one run at the same time. I don't think I will need a fancy wireless router that controls who gets what. Other devices are for every day internet surfing.
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