Networking People: Ethernet -to-Wifi+Ethernet – What do I need?
I need a name to Google for.
I’m looking for a device that will accept one incoming ethernet cable and offer one or more outgoing ethernet connections AND a wifi access point.
What is that? A bridge/switch/accesspoint?
The scenario is: I currently have an ethernet cable running to my PC to provide internet access (via a modem-router upstairs) so instead I’d like to plug that cable into the unnamed device which would act as a switch to provide outgoing ethernet connections for my PC and print and also provide a wifi spot for phones, tablets etc.Posted 3 years ago
No, no it isn’t.
Going by his scenario, it’s what I’d use. Having ethernet cables all over the shop isn’t pretty.
He can put a wireless powerline adapter next to his computer downstairs and run a short ethernet cable from that to his comp and printer.
He’d be losing some bandwidth over direct ethernet cables but it wouldn’t be a problem.Posted 3 years ago
Yeah a wifi router would probably do it, but most of the ones I was finding on searches were modem/routers which wasn’t what I needed (as they usually only had a phone line in).
That Netgear N750 that damion posted or the Edimax N300 that RM posted look like the right kind of thing.
Powerline adapters: not what I need here as I already have the ethernet neatly sorted, plus network speed is important as I serve media off the PC. But I will be using them to get to another bit of the house so expect a “Recommend me a powerline adapter” thread soon 😀
Apple Airport extreme: yep interesting thought. Ta.Posted 3 years agokcalSubscriber
I have a little TP Link (I think that’s it) which I use as a tiny wireless access point within home office and into garden. It’s got an ethernet feed, wireless only output. However, I suspect that something similar would be suitable with ethernet output ports (I’ve also got a small ethernet bridge/router that merely expands the single incoming ethernet signal into 4 outputs..Posted 3 years agosamuriMember
Here’s what I use to extend my network via wireless.Posted 3 years ago
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