Is it possible to "extend" a Wi-Fi connection if there is an available landline jack?

thatguy3030

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I am in college in a dorm. In my room, the Wi-Fi is less than great. So what I'm wondering is: if I have an extra router laying around, and there is a landline jack in the wall, would it be possible to plug the router into it and be able to plug an ethernet cable into the router to connect to my computer?
 

thatguy3030

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Ok, I'll look into it. The connection I have now experiences ping spikes occasionally. Would getting a range extender eliminate that?
 

USAFRet

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Rogue WiFi sources are often blocked.

In your room, you have a crappy WiFi signal.
A 'range extender' in that same room will see the exact same crappy wifi signal. And deliver a worse connection to your system.
 

Gillerer

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Have you tried many devices on the Wi-Fi? If you've only tried one, it may be a problem with the device's Wi-Fi implementation and not the available network.

If using a computer, check online to see if others have problems with its Wi-Fi. If they do, find out if you can replace the Wi-Fi module with an Intel one (unless it already is one).
 

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