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Ethernet only router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by unitedlad, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. unitedlad

    unitedlad Thread Starter

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    Hi, first post so be nice :)

    I'm currently living in a student dorm and they just provide us with an ethernet socket on the wall. Is there any routers out there that I would be able to use. By this I mean is there any routers that have an ethernet socket rather than an ADSL one?
     
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    Ask the IT department if routers are permitted.

    Yes.
     
  3. unitedlad

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    Would you be able to give me a link to a considerably cheap router. It's hard to find one as most of the websites pictures of the router just shows the front of the router.
     
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    Well, if you want to turn that one ethernet port into more than one port, you probably want a switch and not really a router. Or if you have a router you might need to turn off DHCP or do some other setup first. I'd really talk to the IT Department before you plug a router into their system...

    But basically if it doesn't say router with dsl modem, it doesn't have the phone plug.
     
  6. unitedlad

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    Yes, but I have bought plenty of routers in the past that don't come with a dsl modem. I just plug it straight in to the wall. This was of course in my house, not the uni dorm.
     
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    It's helpful if you mention what country you're in if you're looking for purchasing advice. I believe you're in the UK, right?
     
  8. unitedlad

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    Yes, UK
     
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