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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

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I connect to the internet at work through a wired ethernet connection in my office which means i can only use my laptop at the desk. Would it be possible just to plug the ethernet cable into a router and then i could receive the signal wirelessly on my laptop and move around or is there another way round this??

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Technically possible? Yes. Advisable without professional assistance? No.

Essentially adding a wireless access point opens up your network to other, potentially unauthorized parties getting in. I would check with your IT department before you go any further.

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