Windows 10: 8 port switch vs WAP

Discus and support 8 port switch vs WAP in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a network cable from my router to a socket in another room. Am I better off using an 8 port switch ( e.g. netgear ) or just convert a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by reddwarf4ever, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. 8 port switch vs WAP


    I have a network cable from my router to a socket in another room.

    Am I better off using an 8 port switch ( e.g. netgear ) or just convert a wireless router to a WAP ( which I know how to do ) I will end up with 3 outlets using the WAP method, but thats enough....so wondered if there are any advantages to either, other than number of outlets ?

    thanks

    :)
     
    reddwarf4ever, Dec 28, 2015
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  2. Microsoft Lumia 650 - settings

    Your reply was somewhat helpful - thank you; except my phone does not have the name WAP Gateway and WAP Port fields in the MMS APN setting section. It has Proxy server and Proxy port. Is this the same thing WAP? According to Consumer Cellular, it isn't.
     
    PatriciaSmith_650, Dec 28, 2015
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  3. Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 can't receive MMS but can send. APN settings? Phone number "Unknown" and "message not found."

    same problem here.



    mms apn

    username: *** Email address is removed for privacy ***

    password:

    wap gateway: wireless.cingular.com

    wap port: 80

    mmsc: Web Server's Default Page

    mmsc port: 80

    max size:
     
    jakoh---01, Dec 28, 2015
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  4. Berton Win User

    8 port switch vs WAP

    All other things being equal, most folks would agree the Ethernet connections are more reliable than Wi-Fi. It all boils down to whether you will be using Notebooks and want their portability. I have a Router plus an 8-port Switch, system works fine for both Wired and Wireless connections and have 2 printers attached by Ethernet cable plus NAS drives, any computer can reach them whether Windows [Wired and Wireless], Mac OS X [Wireless] or Linux [Wired and Wireless].
     
    Berton, Dec 28, 2015
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  5. Hi
    maybe I didnt explain myself properly....not worried about wifi.....just wanted to know if there was any advantage plugging a remote pc into a wired 8 port switch socket vs a socket in a a router converted to a WAP......
    the whole point is to just get a wired internet connection in a remote room.

    as i have a wired network connection to this room from my router, wondered which would be best ?

    thanks
     
    reddwarf4ever, Dec 28, 2015
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  6. pbcopter Win User
    It really doesn't matter since you will be using the Wireless router as a switch (the switch part of the router) in your application
     
    pbcopter, Apr 5, 2018
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