What? I've set up hundreds of routers and none require that.
Where, who said this?
I replaced my desk top computer with a laptop and I want to set up the broadband router on the laptop because it is in the room where the cable and modem are located. The router software has to be installed on the closest computer to the router and modem right?. The question is will I be able to connect to the router with the laptop if I use it on the wireless mode and not directly plugged in?