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mzee
21-07-2011, 04:49 PM
Is there such a thing as a 'reversed wireless router' or switch?

I have been toying with the idea of using Orcon's new 'Genius' Phone-Modem. The phone uses the Internet instead of a dedicated land-line.
Reasons for using it are:-
1] $30 a month cheaper than a conventional phone/broadband setup.
2] Quieter phone, always been noisy.
3] 45Gb cap instead of 25Gb, don't know what I will do with it all!

Problems:-
1] Can not use FAX (not sure on this one)
2] We have 3 laptops on wireless, Ok, but also 2 Desk Tops which are on cable/LAN/Router.

I could buy LAN/wireless adapters for the PC's, or better still, have a Router/switch which received wireless and had LAN sockets. Is there such a thing?

Another consideration is I quite often need a cable connection when I am updating another computer without the hassle of setting up the wireless.

Chilling_Silence
21-07-2011, 08:23 PM
You can use FAX by hooking it up to one of the FXS ports, but the quality isn't *quite* 100%

What's wrong with just plugging the 2 desktops into the Genius with the same cables you're using currently?

mzee
21-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Some person told me that it was wireless only! I downloaded the manual from iiNet and it has 4 LAN ports.

You can use FAX by hooking it up to one of the FXS ports, but the quality isn't *quite* 100%

What is a FXS port?

I send FAX from the computer with a 56k modem.

Chilling_Silence
22-07-2011, 09:01 AM
FXS Port = Port you can plug a regular phone into