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Using university (college) ethernet internet with a wireless modem/router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oats5, Feb 15, 2011.

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  1. oats5

    oats5 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I have a new D-Link DSL-2740B wireless modem/router.
    I am moving on campus for University, and I only have access to a ethernet port not a DSL port.
    Is there a way I can use my modem/router as just a wireless router?
    To do this I would assume i would have to use a LAN port as a internet in port?
    Thank you in advance for any help.
    Otis.
     
  2. etaf

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    yes, you would setup as a 2nd router / switch
    BUT you may find its against the university rules to use routers on the network
    I would check with the IT department and ask them how to do it
     
  3. oats5

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    Alright, well i am not sure what a switch is, and how would i set up a router without a DSL input?
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You can't use it as a router; only as an ethernet switch and wireless access point. But first you need to check with the IT department on what is permitted.
     
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