Question Device to turn ethernet into wifi?

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  1. Bosee

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    I was just wondering if something exists (not a router nor an ap) that can plug into an ethernet port and make a wifi hotspot with it...? am a bit technically challenged so excuse my simpleness :)
     
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    That's the very definition of an access point.
     
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    Sorry, am on a different account, do you mean I can just plug in a wireless access point into my wall ethernet outlet?
     
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    That depends on what the ethernet connection is connected to on the other end. If it's connected to a router then yes.

    If it's the entry point for the internet into your property then you'll need a router instead.
     
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    You may not be able to "just plug it in" - it may need some configuration to (for example) give it an IP address, set radio channel, set SSID name and passphrase ("Wi-Fi key") but in a device aimed at the SOHO market, it should be pretty simple.

    If you're really worried, try getting hold of the manual of any prospective purchase and have a read of it to see if you can follow it.
     

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