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#1 Klinkaroo

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:46 AM

Soon I will be heading off to college... Now I was looking around at the student housing and the thing is that in each bedroom there is an ethernet jack for the high speed internet. Now I assume this ethernet jack goes to a switch wich is hooked to the schools T1 or T3 connections... or Business DSL but I don't think that is the case.. Anyways the thing is I was wondering can I plug a router into this jack do be able to hook up more then one computer at a time to the internet.. If I have a roomate with a computer and/or I have a desktop and laptop well I would like to to always have to unplug the wires...

I was also thinking about wireless so I can go to the living room or whatever with my laptop but I would lock it up with passwords (WEP and the other stuff...)

Any suggestions?

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Edited by Klinkaroo, 11 July 2006 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2006 - 10:57 PM

you could make it work, really all you are doing in that case is using the router as a switch/hub. you may want to consider changing your ip range and subnet mask to ensure securityex:use 10.10.x.x instead of 192.168.x.x. assuming your school's router dishes out ip adresses instead of having your own isp. in that case i would be concerned about your ping more than bandwidth. in a dorm, i would personally 1.disable "broadcast ssid", and 2. use mac address authentication for wireless to ensure more secure wireless lan. you know everybody has a lap with WLAN cards.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:10 AM

Ok thanks




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