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Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Panini, Sep 20, 2013.

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  1. Panini

    Panini Thread Starter

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    Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

    I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

    I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

    Any advice?
     
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  3. TerryNet

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    The first step is to check with the university IT department to see what, if anything, besides a computer is permitted.
     
  4. Panini

    Panini Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure what the rules are but I know people have successfully done this in the past. It would be properly secured and everything...
     
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    Again, double check as they may have strict rules for routers. But generally it should be plug and play
     
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    I was the assistant hall director of a residence hall at my university Campus Tech Services fined people $50 for wireless routers for the first offense, shut down your internet for the second. Do what Couriant is saying, because otherwise you could potentially be wasting your money.
     
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