|If I buy a "belkin N600 Dual-Band wireless-N+Router with USB Port" can I plug it into my desktop and then be able to have and use internet on my laptop computer?|
thanks in advance for any help Nicki
Nicki, you should plug the internet into the router (it's LAN/Internet port) and then plug your PC into one of the LAN ports. Then, configure the router and the wireless network. This way all devices would be able to connect to the internet and be protected by the firewall provided inside the router.
Since you presently have the PC plugged directly into the internet, the only problem you may have with the router is it has a different MAC address than the network interface on the computer and as such, may not work immediately when you plug it in to the highspeed modem if your provider does register MAC addresses. If they do, it's not a big deal, you can spoof the MAC on the router. Which is to say, you can change the external facing network interface on the router's MAC address to the same as the network interface on your PC.
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