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Old 02-24-2017, 06:30 AM   #1
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Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

Most, if not all, Vegas hotels have wifi internet connections these days. I have at least one device (IP phone) that only has an ethernet jack. Also have a work laptop with no wifi. I tried looking for a simple solution that lets me convert a wifi signal to hardwired ethernet, but no luck. Anyone know how I could hook this up?
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

Would something like this travel router do the job?
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

Nope, that's the exact opposite of what I want. That device can connect to hardwired internet and creates a wifi hotspot.

I need something that connects to wifi internet and allows hardwired devices to connect to it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:05 PM   #4
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

I don't have the manual in front of me, and I only use it as a range extender at home, but I'm pretty sure if you run it in bridge mode it can connect wirelessly (to the hotel wi-fi) and plug your computer into its ethernet socket.

Probably can find the manual online to confirm.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #5
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

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Would something like this travel router do the job?
I think that's what he's asking for. Most repeater/extenders have the functionality he's asking for: For example here's another choice.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRHLMO7/

I'm not sure why he doesn't think it does what he's asking.

Even the Q&A section asks the same question he asks:

Question:
I have a wireless hotspot and want to use tp-link to connect devices that use ethernet cable. Will it work ?
Answer:
Yes, this device will perform as an Ethernet bridge from a hard wired device to a WAP.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:17 PM   #6
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

You can buy a dedicated WiFi-Ethernet Bridge product like this:
https://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Wirele...ireless+bridge

Configuration on the one I used to use was pretty minimal (connect to bridge, choose SSID, provide password). Fast vs Gb Ethernet on this model should not be a problem, unless the hotel WiFi is much better than I have used in the past.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:13 AM   #7
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Re: Using hardwired internet devices in hotels

I don't know if it's still possible but I used to enable share internet access in windows and then connect the hardwired device (aka XBox) to the laptop.
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