Basic Home Networking Setup Question
Ok, here is my set up and my question is very basic, so please be gentle.
I currently have a desktop in the family room with no built in wireless capability. It is connected to the internet through a Rogers cable modem. The cable wire comes in from outside and connects to my Rogers cable modem. I then have a Linksys wireless router connected to the cable modem to give me wireless access througout my house.
In the den, I have a Dell laptop with built in wireless which accesses the internet using my home wireless network. It all works very well and allows me to get wireless access on my laptop (or PSP) anywhere in the house, and even my backyard.
Here is my question. I would like to have my desktop connect to the internet through a "wired" connection, not wireless and move the wireless router somewhere else in the house (basement perhaps).
While I could just plug my desktop computer in the family room into the cable modem, thereby achieving my "wired" desktop, I suspect that in order to move the wireless router somewhere else, I would need another cable modem, correct? In order for the wireless router to operate, I need the Rogers cable wire going into the cable modem, which then goes into the router, correct? If that is the case, then the only way to move the wireless router somewhere else in the house, is also to move the cable modem with it, correct? While this should not effect my laptop which is wireless, in order for my desktop to then access the internet, I would have to make my desktop wireless (USB or PCI wireless adapter?)
Does this all make sense and sound correct? I don't have CAT5 wiring so I guess I am trying to confirm that if I want to move my wireless router somewhere else in the house, where ever I move it, I need to move the cable modem with it. And if I move the cable modem from the desk next to my desktop, I have no way of getting the desktop to access the internet, other than through making the dekstop also wireless and putting the router and cable modem in the basement, and getting a wireless USB or PCI adapter for the desktop and accessing the internet through the laptop and the desktop, wirelessly.
Am I missing an easy solution? Does this sound correct?
Thanx in advance for any input.