How is my internet working?

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  1. ComeTurismO
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    Hey all,

    This may be a dumb question, but I must ask. Just two hours ago, we disconnected the modem to punish my brother for being a little shit, and now when I passed by his room, his internet was still working. I realized he has a network adapter, but that doesn't explain why its working. I decided to connect my network adapter with my Dish box in my room, and my TV is working? How in the hell is my internet working without a modem? What the hell?
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    What is your network adapter hooked up to?
     
  3. ComeTurismO
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    nothing! I hooked one to the dish, where it was working. another one hooked to a pc. like what the fuckkkkkk!?!?!
     
  4. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    So... wut? You have a cable dangling from your devices that's sucking internet out of the air? Or do you mean "router" when you say "network adapter"?
     
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    Maybe he is using his neighbour internet :lol:
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    the only explanation i come is, maybe he made a setup from a pc (or a phone) to connect to the neighboor wireless.. and maybe is using something as a repeater..

    what do you mean by. "I decided to connect my network adapter with my Dish box in my room, and my TV is working"
     
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    Hotspot Wifi from phone
    Problem solved
     
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    ^This. Hotspot wifi all the way.
     
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  9. p1ngpong

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    Sounds like you are n00bs who don't know what you are doing or what you actually disconnected. You probably unplugged a VCR or a toaster or something instead of a "modem". Check if the light on your refrigerator still comes on, you probably unplugged that.

    yep
     
  10. sarkwalvein

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    ROFL, but probably accurate.
     
  11. JaapDaniels

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    p1ngpong, your an oracle, those were my thought excactly, i think he disconnected a switch (ethernet), but forgot that there's wifi still working.
     
  12. cdoty

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    I think your brother patched into arpanet using a flux capacitor cable.. That boy's going places when he grows up!

    You should see how many jiggawatts he's getting.
     
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  13. vayanui8

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    One time when I was moving my modem it turned out we didn't even need one of the cables that was plugged into it. That's most likely what happened.