Why is my wireless connection dependent on my desktop power status?
Posted on 2012-09-05
I have cable dsl running to a Linksys wireless router. My desktop is not connected by cable to either the ISP's equipment or the wireless router, as I just purchased an exteral usb wireless adapter for the desktop, however, if the desktop is either in sleep/hibernation mode or powered off, so is the wireless/internet connection. This occurs either with the wireless adapter, or directly wired to the router. Why does the power status of my desktop have any bearing on my wifi/internet if it isn't directly connected, only by a wireless usb? Even wired? It's almost as if the desktop is acting as the router in this scenario...ideas/resolutions?