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How can I turn the cable broadband in my house to a wifi hotspot?


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#1 Alvas Rawuther

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:32 AM

Other than the cable broadband internet connection that I use for my PC, I have a wifi TV and a smartphone and also other wifi peripherals which I want to connect to the internet. Is there a way that I can convert my broadband cable connection to a wifi hotspot by using some sort of a router or something? And if yes, then how? What are the best tools?

I'd love help. Thanks. :)

Edited by Alvas Rawuther, 26 March 2012 - 06:32 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:49 AM

Hello,

You would need to buy a wireless router. Something like this should do: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833314063

There are other brands out on the market but I prefer belkin over most others. :)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Will there be any significant differences in speed - download/upload? And can I connect the broadband cable first to my primary computer and then to the router? - So that even when if the router stops working I'll still have my connection on my PC?

And thanks. :)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

The routers are pretty reliable, although i cannot advise on how to set it up, (that is something you need to ask your cable internet provider) I can say that there shouldn't be any speed drop. :)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

Hi, Do not forget to set encryption on the router as well a a user name and Password.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Will there be any significant differences in speed - download/upload? And can I connect the broadband cable first to my primary computer and then to the router? - So that even when if the router stops working I'll still have my connection on my PC?

And thanks. :)


If the router stops working and the pc is physically connected to the router the you will NOT get a connection on the pc. You would have to hook up the pc directly to the modem for a connection.

edited to correct a typing error

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

You can use an ethernet switch with several ports. Some cost as little as $10.
No set up or hassle to use. Simply hook switch up directly to cable modem.
Then you will have several switch ports to plug in router and more than one computer or
something like a Skype portable phone modem.

An example of a switch: Amazon.com: TRENDnet TE100-S5 5-Port Ethernet Switch (5 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Ports): Electronics
Switches come in different quantity of ports.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

Thanks a lot for the info guys.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

HI, do not forget one other thing. You will most likely have to hook up the router then power cycle the Modem and the router so the modem can setup to us the router. If you later on unhook the router you will have to power cycle the modem and whatever you hook up in place of the router.

And sometimes you just need to power cycle them anyway to clear up glitches.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:30 AM

Thanks a lot guys!
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