Hooking up a router

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    I'm trying to hook up a router for my dorm. We have an ethernet port and I'm wondering if it is possible to hook it up without hooking it up to my laptop? So I can have wireless throughout the room.
     
  2. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    I'm no expert with wireless, but I believe in order to access your internet (router) without hooking it up directly to any PC or laptop, you need a Wi-Fi card installed in your laptop. It scans for any signals and allows you to connect to it/them.
     
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    Yeah, I know. My laptop has a card. I'm talking up setting up the router to use the internet without connecting to my laptop.
     
  4. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    I would think it need an Ethernet and Hooked up to a modem. since that's how mine is... but i'm not sure.

    It's just what i think
     
  5. cornaljoe

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    What kind of router is it? The easiest way would be to put the ethernet supplying the dorm's service into the WAN port on the wireless router. If it doesn't already have a wifi setup you will have to hook the router up to your laptop through any of the LAN ports and setup a wireless connection. Accessing the router is the hard part, but the easiest way to do this is to right click on the LAN network connection and select Status then Details. Under Default Gateway you should see an IP for the router. Type that in your browser and it should open up your routers configuration page.
     
  6. reimu

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    I'm no expert on this but I believe to hook up a router without connecting it directly to a modem you have to set up the router as an access point. Google it but I found some kind of instruction: http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html
     
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    It depends on the router. On a router which doesn't have a WAN port, you can normally use a crossover cable and a bit of tweaking.
     
  8. Elritha

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    It should be possible. Just depends on the type of router. If it has a WAN port it should make it easier and less configuration needed.

    Depending on the type of network in your dorm, you may be able to just set DHCP to auto on the router and let an ip be assigned that way. If that doesn't work you'll have to manually assign one to the router, I suggest you assign one that your laptop would normally get. This is to avoid ip address conflicts with other users on the network.
     
  9. Rock Raiyu
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    Alright guys, I managed to get it working. Thanks a lot guys!