why won't wireless connection work when not connected to modem and using it in another area

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wireless looses connection when away from modem
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Antionette Wilkes

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Not sure how to interpret your question....I have a wireless printer that will still work with my remote computer and router even when the Exede modem is disconnected from the router.....what are you trying to do with your wireless router when not connected to the Modem??
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Are you saying a wireless device will not connect in another room? Not sure what you mean here. Your router should connect to your wireless devices even if the modem is not connected but, none of the devices will have internet access unless the modem is online and connected to the router.

A wireless router needs a modem to connect to the internet. It does not need one to connect to wireless devices in your home, like a wireless printer will work through a router for your computer, even if you have no internet connection but, your phone, tablet, computer, whatever will not be able to access the internet, email or anything online without a modem that is connected to the internet.

If you mean a cell phone doesn't get internet when you take it outside or something, that's probably because it does not have cellular service at that location so, was using WiFi (wireless router) but, you moved too far away for it to get a signal form the router. Some routers have a longer range than others, the specifications should tell you how far away a device can be form your router.

I hope that answered whatever you were trying to ask, if not please be more specific and explain what you want to know.