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    Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

    This is a discussion on Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I have searched all these forums and cant find an answer, so i get the feeling my question has a ...

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      Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

      I have searched all these forums and cant find an answer, so i get the feeling my question has a simple answer which i cant see.

      We recently recieved our Sagem Router.Never had one before.
      My friend downstairs is using the router via Ethernet Cable on his PC. We plugged it in and he was away. All he wants is just the simple connection to browse the web. Doesnt like the thought of me messing around with the router.

      I want to use Wireless upstairs on my Laptop. Which means setting up the router etc

      If i set up the router on my Laptop, as described, in these forums, will that change the way he is able to just simply "switch on the router and browse" on his PC, whenever he feels like ?
      Hope you understand this !

      I know i can allways reset the router, but I Would really appreciate advice, before i touch anything. Last thing i need is to cut of my "elderly" friends access, and cause a row.

      Thank you
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      Re: Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

      You don't need to set up the router to connect wirelessly. It comes set up by default.

      You just need to know the SSID and the network key, both of which are printed on the router and usually also come on a card with the router.

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      Re: Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

      Wow what a quick reply, thank you.
      So nothing would change downstairs, and he wouldnt even notice. ?

      Another silly question :-)

      With problems listed using wireless, dropping speed, cutting off etc, i assume that if i get cut off, then he would also be cut off. Or would that only cut me off my laptop, and he would just keep going

      Daft question eh !!

      Thank you

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      Re: Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

      If the wireless drops it doesn't mean the ethernet connection will drop, if they both drop odds are you have a connection issue between router and sky servers. If the wireless drops but ethernet keeps working then its just a wireless issue and will probably just need a channel change on router.

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      Re: Will Wireless Laptop affect PC using Ethernet

      Thank you

     

     

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