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We currently have the yellow Ethernet cable connected to a desktop PC, and one or more laptops successfully accessing broadband. The system is BT Home Hub 3.0A. The desktop has now become unserviceable and we will likely dispose of it. Does this mean that we can just leave the Ethernet cable hanging 'free' once we dispose of the desktop, as the fact that the cable is now connected to a dead machine does not seem to be affecting the ability of other systems (laptops, phones) to access broadband?
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It won't make any difference leaving the cable. Each ethernet port on the hub is independent of the others, and the WiFi signal is independent of the wired ethernet.
Of course, you could tidy things up if you want to by removing the cable completely, but the other computers won't care either way.
Just un-plug it from the Homehub once you have disposed of the PC. It will do no harm leaving it connected to the PC until you dispose of it.
Thanks for these responses - much appreciated!