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Dumb Router/connection Question


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#1 mandybojengles

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:41 PM

:thumbsup: dumb question.. i have a lynksys router connected to my PC and its connected wireless to my laptop.. if i wanted to get rid of my desktop and get a mac instead --- could my laptop still be connected by the router -- even though its connected to a mac and it's a pc? does that make sense.. i hope so

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:48 PM

It makes perfect sense. You router is not Operating system specific. It communictas with the Ethernet not with window MAC or Linux. You use TCP/IP to communicate with the computer/router/ internet. The computer translates the incoming data so that operating system can understand it.
Does that may sense? In short NO it does ot matter what OS you use for the router.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:49 PM

Hello mandybojengles. Yes, you can connect any other computer to your router, as long as it fulfills the requirements, a compatible network adapter and TCP/IP protocol installed and configurated, without affecting your other computers.

When you get your new computer, just plug it in, if you find any problems, just ask, there always be someone willing to help in bleepingcomputer :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:19 AM

good! that's great! thanks guys

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:25 AM

Glad we could help.
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