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Using a router from Ethernet? Router Recommendations?

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Hello

Basically my room has one Ethernet port that allows all traffic through it that I have tried so far, I have it plugged into my PC usually but also have my PS3, I bought a port repeater (as in converts one lan port to 2) however this still only allows one device plugged in at once.

My question is that as I now want to use my android, pc, ps3 vita and tablet all from this ethernet port could anyone recommend a cheap router (I don't need huge range) that I can pug into my ethernet wall socket (so no ADSL)? Would this work as a wifi point? I have been using my PC's wireless card as a temp wifi network (that works connecting other devices to) so I don't see any potential issues however I am not that knowledgeable on networking so any help is much appreciated!

Thank you

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A router would do what you need as it provides port address translation behind a singular IP on the 'WAN' port. If you buy one with wireless you could use it the same way for a wifi hotspot.

If this is a dorm or similar I'd probably check their equipment policy first. Rogue access points show up pretty instantly on enterprise monitoring equipment even if you have the SSID not being broadcasted.
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Seems like they are only allowing one MAC Address.
Like said it looks like you have a Switch, and with the multiple MAC Addresses.

The router would cut it. As it does translate the one address to multiple private addresses using NAT.
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