Router HAS to have two computers?

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Hello,
does a router HAVE to have two computers hooked up to work? what Im trying to do is broadcast the cable connection thru a router so that my laptop can pick up in a different part of the house. I disconnect the laptop from the internet and try to find my network in the wifi locations available. when I see it listed, i click connect. it says it cannot connect, and then the wifi connection no longer apears in the list. all i want to do is use my laptop in another location of the house WITHOUT having to hook it up to another computer, i only have the one.

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It should work. I suggest you reset the router to defaults and start again. Most routers have a hole in the back marked "reset". use a ball-point pen to depress the switch in the hole (30 seconds should work).
You might find better instructions at the router's web site.

Good Luck