Solved Wireless access point in lieu of wireless router?

September 14, 2014 at 15:49:00
Specs: Windows 7
I have a question about using a wireless access point vs a wireless router. My daughter is living in a dorm that only has hardwired internet connections. I tried attaching a wireless router to her wired network port so she can not eat up data on her cell phone but had no luck. The router had an automatic setup feature and it detected another router "up stream" and indicated it would set up the router accordingly (based on what I read I'm assuming it was just turning it into a wireless access point or something similar without perhaps all of the particulars of a dedicated wireless access point). Is it possible the school's network will not allow a router to function on the network even if it's just acting as a wireless access point? If that is the case is it probably that a dedicated wireless access point not function properly if attached to this network? Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can share.

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September 14, 2014 at 16:02:17
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Something like this likely will do the job...

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September 15, 2014 at 14:34:53
Thanks so much for sharing. Based on the article in the second link it looks like the issue may have been that I had her laptop connected via wire to the router and the network was seeing two devices on the same port.

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