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Thu, Jan 14, 2021 8:00 AM

Can the Xfinity modem/router wire be removed from my computer (needing to install new hard drive)

Well, my computer needs a new hard drive, so I must shut it off and remove the power cord to be careful. Should I also remove the yellow Lan cable  going to the Xfinity modem/router.

 

I'm just a beginner on this WIFI stuff so have to learn. Thanks for any help!  Bob.

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Analog_Guy

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5 m ago

Thanks for your kind and quick response! I have just (December 27, 2020 ,or so) Finally left dial-up and gotten wifi !

 I don't yet understand these routers. So you are saying I can unplug the yellow (LAN) wire. Install a new hard driive, turn it on, plug the yellow wire back in, and going back online will be functional again, correct?

Thanks again.  Bob.

CCAndrew

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5 m ago

You can, it won’t hurt anything, it may just be in the way

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