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Old 07-09-2018, 06:16 PM
 
Location: H-town
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Just an Ethernet cord with a switch or a cat5e wall jack to plug it in? Routers are too expensive for right now (at least a good one) and I've heard that I can set up a personal connection with only an Ethernet cord.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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As long as you only have one device, then yes, you can plug a computer directly into a cable or DSL modem. You can also use wires in the building (a wall plate), as long as there's something on the other end of the cable that's connected to the internet.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Might be some extra configuration, especially if on DSL, but yea, Skunkman speaks truth.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't understand the question?

I don't see anything about dsl?

All I see is you wanting to plug an ethernet cable into a wall outlet?

You need something to connect you to the internet.

Are you posting from the pc you are asking about?

Yes, I'm confused.
(Which doesn't take a whole lot to do)
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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As long as you only have one device, then yes, you can plug a computer directly into a cable or DSL modem. You can also use wires in the building (a wall plate), as long as there's something on the other end of the cable that's connected to the internet.
You can also just share said one computer's connection wire/wirelessly effectively turning it into a router. Wired won't work so well for most computers as you won't have anywhere to plug the other stuff in without buying something. Cheaper to just buy a $10 switch of $40 wireless router.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I don't understand the question?
It wasn't phrased well but I assume he/she meant plugging directly into the modem.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Just a thought here ...
As far as I know, are most "boxes" not a modem 'and' router combined today?
Below a pic of the back of my "box".

I have mine about in the middle of the house and have my desktop and laptop directly plugged into the yellow receptacles. The "box" is connected to an outside Box and who knows what is in there?

What does the OP have coming into the house?
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:06 AM
 
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Routers are too expensive for right now (at least a good one)
A "good one" can be had fairly cheap. I bought two used netgear dualband routers for $25/each that already had DD-WRT loaded on there. That right there pretty much opens up the door for anything you'd want the router to do. More power at the antenna, you can do that. VPN configured right at your router, you can do that too.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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A "good one" can be had fairly cheap. I bought two used netgear dualband routers for $25/each that already had DD-WRT loaded on there. That right there pretty much opens up the door for anything you'd want the router to do. More power at the antenna, you can do that. VPN configured right at your router, you can do that too.
Exactly. You can also get basic serviceable routers NEW for $20. So hardly “too expensive”. An example is the TP-Link N300. The Tenda N301 is $16.

An advantage of a router, even when used wired with wireless disabled, is that it provides DHCP, NAT and at least a basic firewall.
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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if you have Win10. and laptop.. hardline your laptop and turn on hot spot.. free!
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