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SImple question, moving router to new place with computer..


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#1 mrmatt2

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:30 PM

SImple question, moving router to new place with computer..  Ok, my wife's boss is moving his office to a new  house to save rent money. The room in the house to be the office will have a line for the router. Ok, so is it as simple as moving the router from his office and plugging it into his "home-office" line, plugging the computer into the router etc - right?  There is no need for setting IP address or anything like that correct?  Someone once told me these have to be reset which does not make sense to me..   I know this is a basic question, but just want to be sure.  (& sorry for the non-paragraphical writing, whenever I make a return, I get the below  symbols  - (why?))  Thanks for your input! Matt

 

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#2 mrmatt2

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

Sorry, in talking with my wife there is a caveat, there is no router in her current office, the computers get plugged into the wall, so the office building complex has it's onw "router".

 So a guess is, her boss  will have to contact ISP or as such and get a router from them, and install a line outside then if necessary.  Once that is done, then is would be, I imagine, just plug the computers into the router and all things should take care of themselves for proper hookup.

   I guess he needs to know, before he moves in if there is already a provider, with a line to the room-office.

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  I am guessing I answered my questions, unless there is something else I should know.

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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:34 PM

As far as your wife is concerned, all she would have to do is to take her laptop (presumably ?) along to her new workplace and plug an ehternet cable into it if that how she connects or get the wifi access code from her boss if she uses wifi, enter that and she would be good to go.

 

Her boss's problems will be rather more complex but mainly administrative. He may have to set up a new ISP account and this would probably mean a new router/modem but whichever ISP he uses should supply any necessry help to get it set up.

 

Of course if your wife doubles up as the business's sysadmin then all these problems will land on her !

 

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

 

her boss  will have to contact ISP or as such and get a router from them

Not at all, unless he wants to. There are many excellent routers out on the market, you can try Amazon or Newegg. What he will need is a cable run into his office from an ISP such as (but not necessarily) Comcast, AT& T, etc.

 

just plug the computers into the router and all things should take care of themselves

Yes, pretty much. A router will automatically assign an ip address, that is one of its functions. For security, I suggest using direct cable linkage as opposed to wireless, but that is your decision.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

OK, great thank  you so much!, greatly appreciate your time with helping!






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