We have two desktop computers - one for my wife and one for myself. They are both upstairs on either end of a long, "computer desk" as we call it. We are going to have extensive remodeling done on the entire upstairs, including the computer room. It is going to be necessary to dismantle our entire computer setup and move it downstairs while this is being done.
We have a wireless network that involves a modem, a router, the two desktop computers and a wireless printer. I don't expect to be able to use either of the two desktop computers downstairs while the remodeling is going on. They are just going to be sitting in the living room, along with the printer. Downstairs, we also have a laptop computer with wireless capability. In the past, we have used it downstairs and it works fine - Internet access and printability on the upstairs printer. I want to be able to continue to do that.
Here's my question: I plan to leave the modem and the router upstairs, in place and plugged in, while the remodeling is going on. If I do that, will I be able to use the downstairs laptop as before?
I don't know that much about the hardware end of wireless networking. If you take the computer out of the loop, will the network continue to operate? Or does something have to be plugged into the computer (or vice versa) in order for the network to operate properly?
This is probably pretty basic stuff to someone who knows wireless networking, but I don't, and would much appreciate some guidance here. Thank y'all in advance!
Edited by hamluis, 06 July 2015 - 03:48 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardwarew - Hamluis.