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Soon I will be building a new pc and than i will have 3 PC's in my house.

I have a modem which is connected to a router and that router sends WiFi signals to my laptop.

My question is when i get my new PC, how can I have internet access to all 3 of them?

I was thinking of going with this [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166056 ] for my old computer and just plug the existing internet wire to the new computer that way the router will send WiFi to both the laptop and my old PC, and at the same time still get internet to the new PC through the internet wire. Will this work?
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A bump after 8 minutes? Seriously?
And yes, NAT is correct.

Any home router implements this by default (NAT Overload).
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A bump after 8 minutes? Seriously?
And yes, NAT is correct.

Any home router implements this by default (NAT Overload).
I am still a wifi newbie, so I will ask what does NAT stand for? or what does it mean?

And does that mean that it will work?
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nat is a networking acronym for network address translation. the effect it provides is to cause multiple devices on one network appear as a single device on another network, such as all your computers in your house appear to be a single connection to your isp, allowing all of the machines internet access with only a single external address.

I assume if you have wifi configured if you just plugged in a cable to the router (may be router/modem combo) or connected to the wireless with whatever credentials the laptop is using you will have internet access.
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At the back of my router there are 4 Ethernet holes and one of them is taken by an Ethernet cable going from my modem to the router and than the router sends signals to my laptop which has an integrated card and that picks up WIFI. Should I just take another Ethernet cable and connect it to one of the Ethernet holes at the back of my router and plug it in to my new computer, would that work?
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At the back of my router there are 4 Ethernet holes and one of them is taken by an Ethernet cable going from my modem to the router and than the router sends signals to my laptop which has an integrated card and that picks up WIFI. Should I just take another Ethernet cable and connect it to one of the Ethernet holes at the back of my router and plug it in to my new computer, would that work?
Yes that will work. Those are LAN ports (local area network). You can hardwire laptops or desktops to the LAN ports to join them to your network.

The port on the router that is wired into the modem is the WAN port (wide area network).

This is really more of a general networking question than a wifi question...
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Either by connecting to a LAN port wired or providing the same wireless authentication information to a new wireless-capable device will allow it to connect to your WAN uplink (internet).
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