Dan Mancini wrote:I'm not clear on what you mean by "I would simply plug it into the wall," but if you plan to plug it into an electrical outlet and then piggyback off of your landlord's wireless signal, a Wireless N Router ain't gonna do that. The router is designed to transmit wireless signals. It needs an ethernet connection and must be provisioned on your landlord's ISP's network to do that.
You're trying to make a router act like an adapter. It won't. And no adapter that I'm aware of will have a USB port for the MagicJack (I'm assuming MagicJack is a USB device; I have no clue).
stypee wrote:Would the unit I already bought be okay?
mkiker2089 wrote:The sticking point, as Dan said, is what they are designed for. 99 percent of home users just have a router. A router plugs directly into a modem and sends the signal out. Routers, being designed to plug into a modem, don't get wireless signals but instead rely on getting a wired signal and making it wireless. Will what you bought work. Yes, very good in fact IF you run cat5 from your landlords router like I suggested. However if the landlord is just leaving the router open out of stupidity and not because he's intentionally giving you wifi then that won't work.
A wireless repeater (and some routers but you'll need to read the manual) can get a wifi signal and re-send it.
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