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Hi guys I kinda need to get a wireless hub for when I go to university in September. To my knowledge I'll have access to an ethernet socket in my room allowing me to connect to the internet. However this won't give me access to the web to things like my phone because there's no wifi access. So my thought is that I'll need a cheap-ish wireless hub to allow me to connect:

- My PC via Gigabit ethernet
- Xbox via ethernet
- Phone via wifi
- Laptop via wifi

Maybe in the future I'll pick up a NAS but currently don't have any need for that but I'd like to get some advice and pointers thanks smile.gif
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Just go pick up the cheapest one you can find, and put a password on it. As long as it isn't some chinese knockoff, you should be fine.
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since you get your internet from the campus LAN you dont need something that is a router/modem combo so i would look at this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-N600-Wireless-Router-WNDR3400/dp/B003TWZ97A/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1369119163&sr=1-3&keywords=netgear+n600
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Isn't the one I posted cheaper and better equipped than that one? :S
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Isn't the one I posted cheaper and better equipped than that one? :S

actually yes in the fact that i didnt check this part that the netgear has only 10/100 and the TP-Link does have Gbe ports. missed that part redface.gif
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actually yes in the fact that i didnt check this part that the netgear has only 10/100 and the TP-Link does have Gbe ports. missed that part redface.gif

It's alright I was a little like.... "wait... what?"

plus it has 2 USB which I could use for a printer/scanner I have and a NAS in future
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actually yes in the fact that i didnt check this part that the netgear has only 10/100 and the TP-Link does have Gbe ports. missed that part redface.gif

It's alright I was a little like.... "wait... what?"

plus it has 2 USB which I could use for a printer/scanner I have and a NAS in future

USB is good for printer and scanners but i will only use a ethernet port for a NAS such as mine. some USB extremal drives are good for network storage so if your planning some sort of network storage via USB look at something like WD mybook/passport etc tho some are using ethernet
Edited by stubass - 5/21/13 at 2:19am
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post #9 of 17
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USB is good for printer and scanners but i will only use a ethernet port for a NAS such as mine. some USB extremal drives are good for network storage so if your planning some sort of network storage via USB look at something like WD mybook/passport etc tho some are using ethernet

Thanks for the advice and I'm thinking about a NAS idea as a future move but not at the moment because I have alot of movies and things on my PC, this way I could watch them on my xbox without the PC being on.
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I doubt you will be able to repeat the internet signal with a standard router. When you computer into ethernet port, do they ask for login and password? and wouldn't your university have wifi?
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