Cant you buy a long cable?
Hi everyone, this is my first post here so if I'm not following any rules please let me know now rather than bashing me for it later!
My question is in regards to the internet at my university. Without going into incriminating detail, we have an ethernet only based system and installing a wireless router is strictly prohibited. In fact, you need to register your computer's i.p. address and all devices you use with your port under your student I.D. Any other i.p. addresses will not have access when connected to the same ethernet port.
I cannot work with my laptop only on my desk in the corner of the room. I'd like to take it around my dorm but i'd like to do so without violating the terms of my internet agreement.
The main question is this:
Does a technology exist that works as a wireless ethernet cable? That is one end plugging into the wall and the other end plugs into the computer and sends information over some type of wireless channel? This way the i.p. address would just be that of my computer and not of a router.
If nothing like that exists, my default question is then this:
Could I program a router, (apple airport express, linksys, etc.) to have the i.p. of my registered computer without letting the internet company know I am using a router?
I would like to try the first solution of course, because that way I am not violating my contract!
Thanks for your help everyone!