Thanks for your response.
First, thanks for reminding about school policies. I will confirm with them. My guess is they will not have a problem because we have several internet outlets in each dorm room for multiple users. Also, I am not sharing it with anybody outside the room. It is being done just to avoid having cables running all over the room.
I have read #12 on Westell site. It APPEARS that it covers "normal" wireless setup and not the problem I have. My technical capabilities are limited. It is possible that it addresses my particular issue and I am simply not understanding that.
Let me explain my issue a little more. Then you can tell me if #12 actually does address it.
1. This modem/router is already configured for wireless internet. I was using this router at home to connect my laptops and printer wirelessly while I had Verizon DSL service.
2. This modem/router is for DSL service, so the input slot is for a DSL type (as opposed to ethernet). The school internet, on the other hand, has an ethernet type outlet. Therefore, I cannot directly use an ethernet cable to connect from dorm outlet to this modem/router. That means I have to convert one of the four ethernet slots on the router to serve as INPUT port. Apparently there is a way to do that.
So, I am looking for help in converting ethernet Port 1 on this router to act as an input slot so that I can use an ethernet cable to connect from the dorm outlet to this modem/rounter. I hope this is clearer. Sorry for not providing more details on the first attempt.