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No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

However, I have wifi access in them. (UMASS Amherst)
Is there a modem that catches Wifi and runs the Ethernet wire to the computer?

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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

That device is called an access point. Also some routers can function as an access point, some can not.
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:47 PM

Ah! I would have to search for these!
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:51 PM

You want to connect your computer to the dorms WiFi? Just use a WiFi USB Dongle.
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

I think he wants to take the offered ip address via wireless, & share it on a subnet.
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:57 PM

I just want to internet with no compromise in speed as respect to normal Ethernet cable
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

Your network will be as fast as the slowest connection. If you connect an access point via wireless, you'll be adding one more hop to your connection, & actually slowing down your connectivity.
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

Oh! I see :/ . So, are USB dongle good in terms of speed and connectivity?
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

My wireless router is 2 floors below me and I use a Dongle and still get good speeds.
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Re: No Ethernet ports in Dorms!

Posted 28 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

Now if you really want to have a strong connection, get a 4G Hotspot and go from there.

Want to work from the school network? Make sure you buy a dongle with a detachable external antenna. Daisy chain a few Yagi or Directional antennas together and get a nice line of sight to the router.
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