To people who might think I'm stealing (!):
(1) I asked my next door neighbor and he said it's OK if I use his wireless connection!
Plus, (2) I don't do hard-core downloading or video streaming or anything!!! I only check my emails and make Skype phone calls!
Also, (3) according to state law it's not stealing if the network is not locked!
One more question: Which router do you recommend for this matter?
I?m not sure that my title is clear or not, so here is my question:
I just moved to a new apartment, and after a quick WLAN search on my laptop, I found out that I have a few open & free Wireless LANs in my neighborhood (YAY! :D). So currently, I access internet on my laptop and cell phone using these networks.
Now, I want to kind of expand my home wireless network using the access point feature on one of these wireless routers (Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2 or Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL).
Here is how:
I want to have internet on my Belkin Desktop Skype Phone. It has an Ethernet port on it, and I am going to connect it to the router.
I want to connect my Western Digital WD TV Live to both internet and my laptop. Again, it has an Ethernet port on it, so I want to connect it to my router using a RJ45 cable. Moreover, by using the access point feature on the router I want to access internet, and I also want to stream video files from my laptop (which will be connected to router wirelessly as well).
Lastly, will I be able to use my printer from my laptop (it has wireless capability)? I?m pretty sure that I can do that anyway?
I am not so familiar with wireless routers and networking, so is it doable?
I?d appreciate your help