Can I connect 2 desktops router plus card?


  1. Posts : 32
    Win 10
       #1

    Can I connect 2 desktops router plus card?


    I am about to purchase a new desktop with Windows 11, it has a wireless wifi card. My current desktop running Windows 10 is connected via cable modem & new TP-Link AX router. Now, my question is this. Would I be able to just leave my current setup as-is connected to my router and be able to connect the new Windows 11 to the new desktop using the internal wireless card? IOW, could the two desktops be connected so that both would be on the internet at the same time?

    This would be temporary, just while I get everything I want off the old desktop and delete things on it. Then I would change to use the router with the new Win 11 desktop as my permanent connection.

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 9,780
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    You answered your own question but are making the solution harder when you already have a wifi capable router.
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  3. Posts : 2,188
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #3

    Routers by default support DHCP. That means they should automatically assign a new unused local IP address to any computer hooked up to them. From the start a new computer should have at least Internet support. Being able to access other computer in your network will require further configuration. It is easier with a wired connection but as long as the WiFi card is already working with Windows then that should be OK also.

    For example, I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my old laptop. During setup it automatically made a wireless connection to the Internet. That means the router had assigned it an IP address.
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    Posts : 860
    Zorin Lite
       #4

    LadyDee said:
    I am about to purchase a new desktop with Windows 11, it has a wireless wifi card. My current desktop running Windows 10 is connected via cable modem & new TP-Link AX router. Now, my question is this. Would I be able to just leave my current setup as-is connected to my router and be able to connect the new Windows 11 to the new desktop using the internal wireless card? IOW, could the two desktops be connected so that both would be on the internet at the same time?

    This would be temporary, just while I get everything I want off the old desktop and delete things on it. Then I would change to use the router with the new Win 11 desktop as my permanent connection.

    Thank you
    yes
    the old win10 pc would be connected by cable ,from router, and the new win11 pc will connect to wifi , from router .
    or if the router have another socket ,you can lay another cable to new win11
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  5. Posts : 295
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Yes, see the antennas on your TP-Link router? That's for Wi-Fi or wireless networking/Internet. Refer to your manual and make sure your router's firmware is always updated.... Download for Archer AX10 | TP-Link
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