Originally Posted by Daft Taff
My son and his wife have just moved into an Appartment with Internet access supplied via one single ethernet socket. They both need Internet access and would like to do so wirelessly - or at least access the internet from another room.
Appartment Agent suggest getting any old cheap router from PC World and have ethernet as input.
Routers all seem to have a telephone cable as their input or is there a type that can have an ethernet cable as input ?
Any advice welcome.
Right now I am also playing with a Linksys WAP54g wireless router .. there may be something newer that you can get hold of .
it's a wireless router that will will easily cater for two PC's, it has an Ethernet connect that will allow you to connect straight to the wall jack
It will only be a question then of making the installation so that it sees the existing network that will bring the internet to the apartment and then give access to the wireless PC's in the apartment.
Make sure that you use a firewall and security measures to stop others from "stealing" bandwidth and using the wireless connection for free.
one question that comes to mind is where the existing jack connects to ? Does it have internet access or is it just a wall fitting ?