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**The Ultimate Modem/Router Setup Thread**

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July 29, 2012 5:42:32 PM

My landlord lives upstairs and is sharing a wireless network with me. We have our connection through Comcast. He has the router and modem in his place, but my laptop can access the wireless just fine downstairs.

I use Magic Jack for most phone call to keep my cell phone bill down. I have the "plus" model that allows you to plug into a phone handset anywhere you can get Internet access; however, obviously I cannot run an ethernet cord to my landlord's setup upstairs. Predictably, I have found that the wireless isn't strong enough down here to use the device on a handset without a corded connection. So I have been making the calls from the laptop in the usual way.

Would a portable access point such as My Fi work in this situation to allow me to use a handset wirelessly from across the room?

Thanks

July 29, 2012 7:13:37 PM

If the "wifi" connection is strong enough (and given the laptop works fine, I assume it is), you could use a wireless ethernet bridge (aka, client bridge, gaming adapter, ethernet converter).

[wireless router]<-- wireless -->[wireless ethernet bridge]<-- wire -->[voip adapter]

You can buy a standalone device, convert a dd-wrt compatible router, or even use your laptop as a wireless ethernet bridge (probably not a good long term solution, but would work in a pinch).

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August 5, 2012 12:12:03 AM

eibgrad said:
If the "wifi" connection is strong enough (and given the laptop works fine, I assume it is), you could use a wireless ethernet bridge (aka, client bridge, gaming adapter, ethernet converter).

[wireless router]<-- wireless -->[wireless ethernet bridge]<-- wire -->[voip adapter]

You can buy a standalone device, convert a dd-wrt compatible router, or even use your laptop as a wireless ethernet bridge (probably not a good long term solution, but would work in a pinch).


Thank you- I will give that some thought.
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