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  • #16
    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    I think mine is both receiver and transmitter. Like a repeater. You just put it within range of your regular wifi and it extends the range in places that can't get the signal or its too weak.

    I think this is what I have:

    https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Exten...gateway&sr=8-3
    Yeah, I like to keep things wired, when I can, because it's just more secure. Sometimes, though, wireless is the only practical option.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      Yeah, I like to keep things wired, when I can, because it's just more secure. Sometimes, though, wireless is the only practical option.
      Just name your wifi "FBI-Srvl01" or similar. Then people will be too afraid to try to hack it.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Just name your wifi "FBI-Srvl01" or similar. Then people will be too afraid to try to hack it.
        Except for that one geeky rebel down the street...

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
          Except for that one geeky rebel down the street...
          That is why my password is impossible to guess: password1

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
            No, I can't do that.
            It would involve a ladder - assuming there were a port which I'm pretty sure there isn't (cable company's router, not mine) - and I can barely get up and down stairs. So, no, cable isn't an option and even if it were, I don't want any new wires hanging from the ceiling.
            I've never heard of a router without an Ethernet port. Is this some newfangled configuration?
            Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
              I've never heard of a router without an Ethernet port. Is this some newfangled configuration?
              Nor of anyone putting the modem/router in the ceiling.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by QuantaFille View Post
                I've never heard of a router without an Ethernet port. Is this some newfangled configuration?
                Most cable modems or routers have 4 ports for local internet and one for your incoming broadband. There are some that do NOT have ethernet ports, if they are intended for wifi only, but those are usually commercial or proprietary.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  Nor of anyone putting the modem/router in the ceiling.
                  I've done that in commercial buildings where the ceiling is part and parcel of the return air - otherwise, it's way too hot and humid for electronic equipment.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    I've done that in commercial buildings where the ceiling is part and parcel of the return air - otherwise, it's way too hot and humid for electronic equipment.
                    yeah plus you need to be able to get to it to reset it once in a while. I think Teal is thinking of the cable splitter or something.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      Most cable modems or routers have 4 ports for local internet and one for your incoming broadband. There are some that do NOT have ethernet ports, if they are intended for wifi only, but those are usually commercial or proprietary.
                      It's the internet company's router, not mine.

                      And it's not in the ceiling - but I can't have cords on the floor and the router is on the wrong side of the walkway - therefore, any cables would have to go up and over.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                        yeah plus you need to be able to get to it to reset it once in a while. I think Teal is thinking of the cable splitter or something.
                        NO, she just doesn't want to trip on cords that would have to be on the floor if not run through the ceiling.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                          yeah plus you need to be able to get to it to reset it once in a while. I think Teal is thinking of the cable splitter or something.
                          That's another reason why some routers/modems don't have ethernet ports --- especially if it's intended as a guest network (like hotels, convention centers, etc) they don't want anybody to be able to plug directly into it, bypassing the username/password function. And, in many of those cases, those units actually are up in the ceiling or crawl space or otherwise hidden.
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                          • #28
                            I have a lady friend who has... um... DirecTV, I think. Some company that colludes with AT&T.

                            I believe her router is mounted near the ceiling in the basement. I recall being spooked by the green lights one time when I was down there.
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                            • #29
                              So. I got the little USB thingie and a friend's kids tried it out. They said Firefox would open but not load.

                              The office is buried in boxes heading for storage - once I dig the computer out I'll try it out myself.



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