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Dumb pc user with wireless router questions pls help if you can

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
My main Virgin box is on the middle floor of my house,connected to my virgin modem,connected to a belkin n1 router.
Now I have decided i dont want the pc in that room anymore but still want my wireless running from there,is this possible?
Can i just take away the pc tower etc and leave the belkin router and modem connected up?

sorry if it seems like dumb question time
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Your PC wireless? Yea should be fine as long as though you can pick up the signal!!
#2
Naeem786
Your PC wireless? Yea should be fine as long as though you can pick up the signal!!
all the laptops and pc's downstairs are wireless but i just dont want this one taking up my corner anymore but didnt know if it would still work if i took it all away and just hid the router and modem in the corner lol
#3
Same as previous reply. If you've already set up the connection to your PC then all you have to do is move the PC to whichever room you want, but the wireless signal might be weak. Try it out and see what happens! :)

Edit : There are always signal boosters or wireless routers with more powerful signal capabilities available but they are usually a few quid more expensive that the norm. :)
#4
StevenA2000_uk
Same as previous reply. If you've already set up the connection to your PC then all you have to do is move the PC to whichever room you want, but the wireless signal might be weak. Try and see first! :)
i get good signal downstairs and on the upper floor with the laptops,its normally about 92% do you think it will change if i take the pc away?
#5
The Router will work on it's own without the pc conneted.
But if you ever need to change any setting on the router such as sevurity etc, you'd need to connect to it with a cable.
#6
Mardyass
i get good signal downstairs and on the upper floor with the laptops,its normally about 92% do you think it will change if i take the pc away?


it depends on the signal strength, the card signal type etc and the type of walls in your house :|

the further away the pc, the signal in theory should decrease but not a lot, unless your hiding behind stone walls :lol:
#7
Signal will stay the same that the router broadcasts.
You should still get a good signal on your pc downstairs, will be slightly lower due to distance but shouldnt afffect your net speeds, unless your isp provides 100mb internet like they do in China clickylol.
#8
Bobbajob
The Router will work on it's own without the pc conneted.
But if you ever need to change any setting on the router such as sevurity etc, you'd need to connect to it with a cable.


You can still log onto the router over your wireless connection :thumbsup:
#9
thats great will give it a go then and reclaim the corner of the room lol thankyou for the help :)
#10
Mardyass
i get good signal downstairs and on the upper floor with the laptops,its normally about 92% do you think it will change if i take the pc away?


If you take the PC away, it wont affect the router signal or affect the laptops receiving a signal on the upper floor.:)
#11
esq3585;3923342
You can still log onto the router over your wireless connection :thumbsup:


Don't you need to turn remote management on first though? As this is set to off by default, and make sure you change the default password if you do enable it.
#12
Bobbajob
Don't you need to turn remote management on first though? As this is set to off by default, and make sure you change the default password if you do enable it.


Remote management is usually for logging in across the net to your ip address to login to the router.
Wireless they are usually wide open or have a wep key as standard but once you have key or they are open you can login no probs, a few of my neighbours routers are wide open and I can login to their router setup pages :whistling:

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