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Can my pc be connected wirelessly?

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My pc is currently connected by ethernet cable to the router.  Evry time my computer goes to sleep mode, it turns the router off, then disconnecting my laptop.  Can my pc be connected wirelessly?  If so, what steps do I need to take.

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@Recruiter

 

Your machine is a CTO machine actually, it may or may not have wireless card. It is more than 9 years old now therefore the quick way to find out is to look at Device Manager, Network adapters to see is there any wireless component.

 

(a) If yes, you can use wireless,

(b) If no you can install a supported wireless card BUT sorry I can't find it on HP PartStore, please try

 

     https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards

 

Regards.

BH
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In Device Manager >Network Adapters I have listed USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Adapter.  Is this the Network adapter I need to go wireless on this computer, or is this just recognizing the modem?.  I do remember when I received my computer, there was included a small desktop USB antena.  I still have it----somewhere.  Is this the wireless part?

 

This whole question is a result of a migration from Vista to Win7.  Every time my computer goes into sleep mode, it turns off the modem.  It never did that in Vista.  Can I resolve this issue with a change in settings instead?

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It turns out, I found my answer.  I contacter the ISP, and they told me that there is no way the router and the pc are sharing power - normally.  I then determined that, since I use a backup unit, it has to have something to do with it.  On my backup unit, there is a Master Control plug and below it are 3 plugs that are "Controlled by Master".  I had the modem plugged into one of those plugs, instead of the surge plugs.  Therefore, every time the pc (master) shut off, the modem would follow suit.

Live and learn

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