Can any wireless router work for my apartment's LAN connection?

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  1. stanny macrumors 6502

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    I get internet through my apartment's LAN cable which they provide. I've got a few devices so I need a router. Can I just get any wireless router and plug in that LAN cable and it will work?
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it should do. Does the router just allow access or are you required to log in using some method to use it?
     
  3. cube macrumors G5

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    I recommend that you get a router that is supported by DD-WRT in case the original firmware is weak.

    In this case, it's good to look for one with at least 8MB of flash.

    The hardware of the Asus RT-N16 is a beast, but I haven't tried it.
     
  4. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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  5. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I ain't sure because I've yet to move into that apartment. Let's say it requires log in, will that work as well?

    Is there anything cheaper than that Netgear N router? I only need G as it's just a small studio room. Any standard Cisco, Netgear, D-Link are all good?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If your router has a feature that does auto-login then it will work. The Netgear firmware has this feature, not sure about the others.
     
  7. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anybody know if any of the basic level G wireless routers support the web login stuff of a LAN? When I connect to the LAN and access the internet I get prompted with a web login set by the apartment peeps. I need to know which router enables me to login this thing.
     
  9. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone? You sure if these routers can web login for me?
     

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