|I have a question related to connecting a computer to more than one network.|
The computers in our office all connect wirelessly to a Cisco router for Internet use. We have 3 new PCs upstairs - all running Windows 7 Home Premium. These PCs are for financial software use and we would like to host the software program on one of the upstairs PCs and connect the other 2 upstairs PCs to that host computer.
However, all 3 computers still need to connect wirelessly to the router downstairs for internet use.
Basically, what I thought would work would be to set up a "hardwired" network upstairs for just the 3 PCs using a standard LAN router that would not be connected to the Internet at all.
My question is, I've never tried this before, and I'm wondering if it's possible for the 3 upstairs PCs to connect to both networks. They have built in wireless cards, of course that connect to the router downstairs for Internet. If I plug each PC into the upstairs router using Ethernet cable, will the 3 upstairs PCs be able to connect to that network for sharing the financial software AND to the wireless router downstairs for Internet?