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Sat, Mar 7, 2020 10:00 AM

Disconnect Old Desktop from Arris TG1682G And It Still Works with Just Laptops?

Our desktop is nine years old and had Windows 7 so it is now "dead." We had it hooked into the Arris TG1682G as it didn't have a wireless card in it. We now use one PC laptop and one Macbook laptop. Can I just remove the ethernet cord connecting the old desktop and the Arris will still work? Or is it somehow programmed into the old computer's system? Will I need to have a technician come out and make this work with our laptops? Thanks for any help you can give this baby boomer who's trying to figure this out. Susan

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EG

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1 y ago


@FirecrackerGirl wrote:
Can I just remove the ethernet cord connecting the old desktop and the Arris will still work?

Yes.

Or is it somehow programmed into the old computer's system?

No

Will I need to have a technician come out and make this work with our laptops?

No

 

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1 y ago

Thanks so much for the answers. I was thinking that I could do as you said, but I needed some reinforcement from someone or some people who know more about this stuff than I do. I'm ready to ditch an archaic desktop for sure!
EG

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Quite welcome ! Smiley Happy

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