Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: PCIt wireless router/modem enabled whne PC in sleep?

09 Dec 2009   #1
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 
PCIt wireless router/modem enabled whne PC in sleep?

Could I use one of these PCI wireless router/modem for when the PC is in sleep? I still wnat my laptops and Roku (tha tNetflix box) be able to access the internet. I don't have a home network planned or so. all devices just need to use the internet.

right now I have a separate DSL modem, separate wielss router. To un-clutter (and save energy.. those power supplies for router and modem get hot)) I was thinking to use this PCI card and just send my PC in sleep when not needed and have it run the PCI wireless router when sleeping.

any idea if that is possible and how? I googled, but didn't really find anything.
If it is possible, any advice on a specific PCI card?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2009   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I am not sure if I can understand your point, but let's try:

That D-Link adapter is not a router, it is a WiFi adapter i.e. when you insert that on your desktop, it can use WiFi. The card do not replace your router, it just connects your desktop to an existing WiFi router.

When one computer is sleeping or turned off, other computers using the same router can still connect to it and use the internet.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2009   #3
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, i thought it would be Router AND Wifi in one device. then i think that specific device was a bad example of what I want to accomplish. Obviously an external router would still work regardless of my PC being on or not. that is what I have now.

what I want to do, have a PCI- Router AND Wifi device (if that exists) and use that even when the PC is in sleep.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Might be it's just my lack of knowledge but I have never heard of a WiFi adapter / router combo.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2009   #5
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

I might try one of those external wireless router/modem combos. then I at least consolidate to one device and they nnow also have ENERGY STAR power supplies. thanks for the advice anyways.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 PCIt wireless router/modem enabled whne PC in sleep?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router
My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?
Network & Sharing
Connecting satellite modem to wireless router
Hello all, I have just started using a satellite internet connection. It's up and running well. In order to get some of the bundle of cables cleaned out of the way and hopefully faster internet speeds, I want to get a new wireless router(the router I'm using now is all connected by Ethernet cables...
Network & Sharing
Is it possible to set up NETGEAR wireless router without a modem?
I use cabled internet connection. I have only one internet cable. I plug in to my laptop, write the MAC address of the internet, open the log-in page of the internet service, write down the username and password and then I surf the internet. The question is how can I set up my wireless router? I...
Network & Sharing
Cant connect to wireless router when wpa-psk security enabled
Hi all This issue may have been posted before, but i couldnt find any posts relating to this by searching. The problem i have been having and cannot solve is this. My windows 7 Professional 32bit desktop pc has a pci wireless network card. The pc is able to find my wireless router and the...
Network & Sharing
Wireless modem router upgrading ...
Hi all, I need some guidance on this: Currently I'm using a 2wire ADSL Wireless modem router... its good only on G standard. Now, I'm thinking of getting the Belkin or Netgear N wireless router for my wireless networking. Question: 1) How can I configure this new router to co-exists with...
Network & Sharing
Wireless N Router + ADSL2 Modem/Router
Hi guys I'm new here so please be nice ;) OK! so before i changed to TPG ADSL2+ i used to be on optus cable using a Netgear Wireless N router. then when i got TPG, i need a router but found out i had to get a combo modem/router. so i got an Open Networks 824RLW which has wireless G. This...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:20.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App