I am looking for a wi-fi gadget that will plug into wired ethernet and produce a w-fi signal enough to cover one room. I want to be able to manually switch it on and off and also to leave the NowTV router settings "Enable Wireless Access Point" unticked i.e. OFF, so that main router itself is not producing wi-fi. Is that even possible please and if so what might it be called and who makes them?
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Sorry, badly worded – not the emails but the problem is with the router not able to get IP address at startup 50% of the time, so won't connect to internet. You're right – Apple says it's due to ISP and NowTV says it's computer so that's a separate issue which I've given up trying to sort out and just living with it 🙁
Sorry, badly worded – not the emails but the problem is with the router not able to get IP address at startup 50% of the time,
Are you powering the main router off and on? It is definitely best to leave it powered up at all times. Not sure I understand the problem of having the Wi-Fi on at all times, but if you are using the settings in the router to switch it off/on, it should not lose it's I.P. address.
Yes router left on all the time. I'm thinking that as this is an aside not relevant to the issue I originally posted maybe I should try and get help with it anyway on this forum but on a new thread? I'll do that and give more details when I get back from upcoming holiday and send you the link and would appreciate any input you may have.
Clicking that link, I get:-
What is wrong with it is it has %C2%A0 on the end. Apparently this is something called non-breaking space. (no, I don't understand it either)
Ah, I see, it’s a tinfoil helmet issue 😛
My marriage would not survive long if I tried to limit my wife’s use of her iPad in any way 😢🤷🤷🤷
And the husband in question does know that an iPad deprived of a WiFi connection will go into wifi overdrive looking for another one?
But unless you all live in a mansion with extensive grounds surrounding the house, your environment is probably saturated with other peoples’ WiFi anyway. To demonstrate this, get an Android device and download an app called WiFi Analyzer (Apple are too privacy-conscious to allow this on iOS devices) and View the Channel graph while your own WiFi is switched off.
My guess is your environment may be pretty stuffed with other people’s WiFi; so what’s one more AP?
Oh, and what’s the ‘local view’ on 3/4/5G? 😱
Partly right😊 But the above solution has now enabled us to get the outcome we wanted for our circumstances, and in the process I've learned a little (but not much) about IP addresses, DHCP, and the like 🤔