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    Ethernet port to wireless.


    I'm living in college accommodation and I only have an Ethernet socket in my room which I can use an RJ45 cable to connect to my computer.

    However, I wanted to get a wireless connection as it would be handy for my phone (and it's allowed).

    So I bought a wireless modem router combo.

    I now realise that I should have bought a wireless router rather than a router modem combo as my router only has an ADSL line in.

    Is it possible to somehow get a RJ45 cable to ADSL cable converter somehow? or is my router modem completely useless for what I'm trying to achieve?

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    Unless your device has a WAN ethernet port it's pretty much useless. It's not just a matter of physically converting the RJ45 port to an ADSL port; the device would need to be running different firmware in order to function purely as a router.

    Originally Posted by Spad
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    There are "wifi hotspot routers" designed for use in hotels, etc. Look for router products designed for the business road warrior. Maybe you can do a trade.
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