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Windows 7: moving wireless router.


17 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
moving wireless router.

Okay, I have a dsl port on the wall wired to my linksys wireless router, and a cat5 cable from my ethernet port on my computer to the router, and a ethernet cable from my router to the modem. First off, do I need the cat5 cable? Now I want to move my wireless router closer to my TV, can get a shot with less obstructions if I do, so again do I need my cat5 cable?

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17 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not if your PC can connect to the router over Wifi, you will only need the CAT5 betwix the the modem and router. You may notice a slight fall in internet performance depending on the quality and type of the wifi link.
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17 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Not if your PC can connect to the router over Wifi, you will only need the CAT5 betwix the the modem and router. You may notice a slight fall in internet performance depending on the quality and type of the wifi link.
Not quite sure I understand what you are saying. My cat5 is now between my computer and router, you say it should be between my router and modem????????? My ethernet is between my router and modem. I have had this same hookup for 12 years with no problems.
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17 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

CAT5 cable IS Ethernet Cable, there is no difference! For future reference we will refer to this as net cable.

Current Set-up:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >net cable> PC

Proposed Set-up:

phoneline> Modem >netcable> Router >wifi> PC

You can test this now before moving anything by removing the net cable from you PC and trying to establish a wireless connection to the router. This will require your PC to have a wifi adapter.
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17 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
CAT5 cable IS Ethernet Cable, there is no difference! For future reference we will refer to this as net cable.

Current Set-up:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >net cable> PC

Proposed Set-up:

phoneline> Modem >netcable> Router >wifi> PC

You can test this now before moving anything by removing the net cable from you PC and trying to establish a wireless connection to the router. This will require your PC to have a wifi adapter.

Oh, I am not going to wifi my computer, wifi the tv.
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17 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

so you are doing:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >net cable> PC
>wifi> TV
but you could also do:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >wifi> PC
>wifi> TV

You were asking if you needed the cable to the PC. If you are going wireless to the PC then no, if you are staying wired to the PC then yes. I think you have just answered your own question.
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17 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
so you are doing:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >net cable> PC
>wifi> TV
but you could also do:

phoneline> Modem >net cable> Router >wifi> PC
>wifi> TV

You were asking if you needed the cable to the PC. If you are going wireless to the PC then no, if you are staying wired to the PC then yes. I think you have just answered your own question.

Sorry, guess I phrased it wrong. What I wanted to know is: using like I have it, do I need the cat5 cable? Could I replace it with a standard ethernet cable. The reason I ask is, I was told by someone that I could use just ethernet. The ethernet and the cat5 are wired different from what I gather.
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17 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No ethernet cable is cat5 (cat5e and Cat6e) there are 2 varients, Straight cable and crossover cable. connecting to a router you can use either, conneting 2 machines directly requires a crossover (cable or adapter). As you are connection to a router either type of cable will be fine.
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17 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
No ethernet cable is cat5 (cat5e and Cat6e) there are 2 varients, Straight cable and crossover cable. connecting to a router you can use either, conneting 2 machines directly requires a crossover (cable or adapter). As you are connection to a router either type of cable will be fine.

Thank you, that is what I wanted to know.
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