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Is ethernet connection required?

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Is ethernet connection required?

Got the xFi Advanced gateway installed 6 days ago, and one computer uses an ethernet connection with other computers connected wirelessly. I may need to replace the hard-wired computer, and I wonder if Internet connection will be maintained in the interim if I unplug the ethernet cable and continue with only the wireless connections from the computers in household.

 

Thanks for help with this basic question!

Gini

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@LaMujer wrote:

Got the xFi Advanced gateway installed 6 days ago, and one computer uses an ethernet connection with other computers connected wirelessly. I may need to replace the hard-wired computer, and I wonder if Internet connection will be maintained in the interim if I unplug the ethernet cable and continue with only the wireless connections from the computers in household.

 

Thanks for help with this basic question!

Gini


Yes; wireless does not need an ethernet connection; all wireless devices connect using the modem's SSID/password.


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Re: Is ethernet connection required?

Thank you for the prompt and precise answer!

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@LaMujer wrote: ... I may need to replace the hard-wired computer ...

As stated, it isn't necessary to have an Ethernet device connected, but it's a good idea to have one available for troubleshooting purposes in case of Internet connection problems.

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Re: Is ethernet connection required?

Your comment was welcome and further clarified the matter. Thanks!

Gini


@BruceW wrote:

@LaMujer wrote: ... I may need to replace the hard-wired computer ...

As stated, it isn't necessary to have an Ethernet device connected, but it's a good idea to have one available for troubleshooting purposes in case of Internet connection problems.