Basic Question from Networking Beginner
Hello, programmers. I'm pretty much a self-taught Java programmer (with books and online tutorials as my aids), and I find myself ready to go to the next step. I'm interested in testing the Java networking waters. My question probably has an obvious answer to most of you, but am I able to use Java networking code if my Internet doesn't work? My laptop and my PC are wirelessly networked via my router (as are a couple other devices), but my router cannot pick up the Internet signal from my modem (for some unknown reason). Do I need to wait until my Internet is working through my router to try out Java networking. There's a whole chapter in my favorite Java book, and I'm just itching to try it out.