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#195378 18-Apr-2016 12:37
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Hi guys,


My flatmate has a device in his bedroom that only gets internet with an ethernet cable.  We have a wireless modem in another room.


Does this device also have the ability to receive wifi and output it through the ethernet port?


Or is there another device that does this?





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  #1534903 18-Apr-2016 12:43
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Just buy a USB wireless card for the PC - plug it in to the PC and connect to your Wifi.


Much simpler solution.


The device you linked will repeat A wifi signal, or you can plug it in to an existing wired network and it will offer wifi.


If you have a PC you want to connect to the network over a wired connection you need a device that provides wifi client/wifi bridge functionality. These work well, but can require a bit of knowledge to get going.


Get a wireless card for the PC - job done.


edit: you said Device - so not a PC?


edit2: If it is not a PC:


Will do the job. It connects to your wifi like a client device, then you plug the cable in to there and your PC.

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  #1534909 18-Apr-2016 12:45
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I'm not sure about the device you linked, but an ethernet over power line device would probably be a good solution in your case. We have a Netcomm one at my parents' house. The router is upstairs, and we've just plugged one unit into a powerpoint up there, and the other unit into a powerpoint downstairs. It extends the wi-fi and you can plug into the ethernet port in the device downstairs if you need a cabled connection.


As long as your place is all on the same circuit it should work fine. My parents' one works great even though one end is plugged into the power of the 1980's extension and the other is plugged into the 1970's original structure.


Edit: Depending on the device, it might also work with a Wi-Fi USB adapter like this: 

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  #1534926 18-Apr-2016 12:56
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One of these will work.


I've used mine before to do this exact thing. Just be aware that bridging WiFi to WiFi will halve the throughput to the Ethernet port.

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