Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

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Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi to connect to a desktop in another room?

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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

Yes you can (usually)
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Connect the wired network to one of the LAN ports (not the WAN port), and make sure to disable the DHCP so there is only one device issuing addresses on your LAN. This basically create a wireless bridge or Access Point.
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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

Does the modem have to be wired to a comp-I'm doing this because I have 50 ft of cable to connect to desktop in bedroom No other outlets

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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?


rgr00005 wrote:

Does the modem have to be wired to a comp-I'm doing this because I have 50 ft of cable to connect to desktop in bedroom No other outlets



Before this turns into a 20 question session, please describe what you would like to do, and what you have to do it with.
It was my impression that you wanted was to use a modem/router only as an access point for WiFI. IF you are trying to use your modem/router as a wireless NIC, it might be doable, but you would likely have a few more hoops to jump through.
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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

 What I'm trying to do is put the modem as close to my only outlet with no computers attached-I just want to use

the wifi I'm doing this to avoid the 60 foot of cable I have to unwind everytime I want to go online,which part of it is an old 6 conduuctor flat cable My connection will only work with the old filter and cable. On a good day I might get 350 kps on download with all that cable let alone plugging and unplugging-error messages The outlet is very old too but I got to try something

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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?


rgr00005 wrote:

 What I'm trying to do is put the modem as close to my only outlet with no computers attached-I just want to use

the wifi I'm doing this to avoid the 60 foot of cable I have to unwind everytime I want to go online,which part of it is an old 6 conduuctor flat cable My connection will only work with the old filter and cable. On a good day I might get 350 kps on download with all that cable let alone plugging and unplugging-error messages The outlet is very old too but I got to try something


I believe you should have no problem as described. I am assuming the 60 foot cable you mention is for the DSL/VDSL line into the modem (versus the ethernet cable from the modem to the PC/Laptop/device).
Usually the length of that cable is not too critical, but quality may be ... silver satin is just plain bad for anything that's not voice traffic.

 

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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?


ScottMac wrote:
Usually the length of that cable is not too critical, but quality may be ... silver satin is just plain bad for anything that's not voice traffic.

 


+1.  The twists in twisted pair are there for a very good reason (cancelling out interference).  And "silver satin" is flat because the pairs don't twist.  I would phrase it that length matters a lot more if you're using a poor cable (like flat) vs a good twisted pair.  50' of twisted pair may equal a few inches of flat.

 

 

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Re: Hi all-Is it possible to use my modem as a stand alone-just using the wifi ?

 Thanks-I'm gonna try from the box with the green cable supplied with the modem with the new filter

If that doesn't work the it is in the old connector and box itself

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