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Wireless from wired University life
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Posted September 6, 2012 at 12:30PM
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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Posted September 6, 2012 at 12:42PM
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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Posted September 6, 2012 at 1:01PM
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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