Why can't my computer hook up to a router without a wire?

My computer gets internet from a router connected to another computer in the house but I must have a wire running from my computer to the router which is in a separate room and it would be more convenient to get rid of the wire but still get internet. I have tried to change the settings but it is saying that it cannot find my computers IP address. I know what my IP address is because I have found it online but the router does not. Any suggestions?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Ok for Once you router have to be WIRELESS in order to get wireless internet. If you router is Wireless then make sure have a WIRELESS receiver CARD installed in your desktop or in your laptop.

  • 1 decade ago

    ya you can set it to auto find your IP address it may or may not depending if you have a fire wall or not. but that wire is important

    to have because that is what is giving the router the access to the network or internet.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ihave just about done everything I could

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