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Wireless from wired University life


Jokor

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Hi everyone, My partner is moving to her university accommodation soon and she has recently found out that she will not be able to have a wireless connection in the accommodation, she will however be able to connect her laptop via Ethernet. I was wondering if there is anyway I could get a router and connect it up to the Ethernet cable and have some sort of wifi connection flowing through it? Thanks Joe

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mgmcc

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She could connect either a "Wireless Access Point" or a wireless "Cable/DSL Router" to the ethernet port to provide a wireless network.

Strangely, a wireless Cable/DSL router, which incorporates a Wireless Access Point, is often cheaper than a stand-alone Wireless Access Point.

Have a read of my comments in this thread which relates to a fairly similar situation.

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Jokor

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Thanks for the advice, that other thread helped quite a lot. I just couldn't remember whether i could actually connect a router up to the ethernet cable that was coming from another router. Luckily i have a couple of DLink and Netgear routers laying around from when i upgraded so i will be able to take them and use them.

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