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how to pull a wifi signal to use router for remote control h

May 27, 2019 12:36AM PDT

I can't get a phone line in my holiday cottage, but there is wi fi on the site, is it possible to pull the wi fi to the router so I can plug my heating program box into router to use remote app from my phone ?

a lot to take in I know sorry Happy

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not sure of your post
May 27, 2019 12:51AM PDT

but this I know, if you have internet service, you can also have VOIP phone service, and the easiest and cheapest is using a Magic Jack device. I've used one for over 10 years or more with a 4 phone Panasonic DECT6 system, and quite pleased with it.

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not sure of my post ?
May 27, 2019 1:06AM PDT

Hi James, I don't have a phone box in the cottage so i can't just plug the router in by hard wire, but outside the park has Club Wi Fi all around - i have to have my heating program box plugged into a router to be able to work remotely from my home 400 miles away, so I wondered if I could pull the site Wi Fi through a router to connect my program box to internet to be able to control heating remotely - can you see what I need to do ?

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heating program box???
May 27, 2019 1:36AM PDT

what is that? generally you can purchase travel routers that will do what you want but without knowing what a hot box is...

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heating program box
May 27, 2019 2:14AM PDT

this is the program module box - it needs to be plugged into a router inside of the cottage, where the heating system is so i can turn it up and down through the internet from 400 miles away
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As I see it,
May 27, 2019 10:29AM PDT

This box does not need to be plugged into a Router, it just needs to be plugged into an active ethernet port.
So, spit balling here, what about a cheap computer, connected to the Club WiFi and sharing that connection through its ethernet port.
The problem you may have with any "free" WiFi is that you may not be able to connect to your device as you have to go through the Club Router which may not be configured to allow outsiders to pass through to their users.

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thanks for that
May 27, 2019 11:27AM PDT

thanks for the clarification. just wondering, would a wifi thermostat work? don't have to be a smart one.

also for the heating box you can pick up travel routers or even use an extender that pick up wifi then run a ethernet cable to the box. it all depends on the access to the club wifi.

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heating program box
May 29, 2019 8:04AM PDT

This sounds like an option - thank you very much.

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Sure. It's done all the time BUT YOU MUST TEST IT.
May 27, 2019 9:29AM PDT

The setup is not uncommon at all. BUT YOU MUST TEST IF IT'S RELIABLE ENOUGH FOR YOU.

What you need is a WiFi to Ethernet CLIENT to go where the WiFi is good. This is in "WiFi to Ethernet" client boxes (looks similar or same as a WAP or travel router) as well a travel router almost always does this.

The WiFi to Ethernet box goes where there is good WiFi and then the Ethernet cable goes to your other router. You must test all this out and sort out any issues such as having to power cycle the unit when it hangs up but I find those wall timers to do that very well. Just set them to turn power off to the cranky router at say 2 AM then back on in 15 minutes.

I do not offer support for this. No one I know does.

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sounds possible too
May 29, 2019 7:52AM PDT

Hi This is possible too - I seem to have more options than i thought here, a BIG BIG thank you .

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