Wifi -> Ethernet Bridge

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  1. Dimtar

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    Hi all.

    I am moving into a share house and the only thing available will be wifi. I have 3 devices like my PC that require ethernet. I'm hoping there is a device I can buy that would act as a client on the wifi network but have ethernet ports on it that my wired devices can connect to?

    Any suggestions, all welcome.
     
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    3 PC's, I would rather a dedicated device. Thanks for your help.
     
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    If this is a shared network i'd be very careful of your own security too.
     
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    Can you get permission to pay an installer to put in an ethernet cable for you? If you're willing to wear the cost, they may allow it and it's the best option (and probably not all that different in cost to buying new hardware).
     
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    EoP not an option??
     
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    Your priorities should be ethernet > HomePNA/MoCa > Powerline Ethernet > 802.11 bridging. If you need to go with a Wifi option, look at products from Ubiquiti, Mikrotik, and similar as (in my experience) strictly consumer grade stuff doesn't have the greatest spectral purity or noise isolation.
     
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    Thanks all. Lots to think about.
     
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    HomePNA gear is really uncommon in Australia
     
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    Here as well, but it is more reliable than WIFI and doesn't radiate RF noise like powerline networking.
     
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    Ham radio guys hate those (they radiate out noise via your household wiring), but they should work a treat for networking use.
     
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    Some of them screw with NBN (FTTN) too... I'll see if I can dig up the post.
     
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    I was just doing some googling but you answered my question thank you.
    The model I selected doesn't have any fancy features but assuming it will work for what I need, its coming from the router and only needs to do 100Mbps.

    The house is FTTP but thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Phew, cause I can't find the post :lol:
     
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    HFC and twisted pair premises delivery should be fairly immune. Coax shielding and common noise rejection from differential signaling respectively take care of the majority of the problem.
     
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    Is this the thread you're thinking of? Bonus Koopz non sequitur at the end btw.
     
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    That's the one :lol:
     

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