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Registered: ‎12-22-2010

Internet Radio Connection

I purchased an internet radio for my son and he cannot use a router in his dorm room.  The back of the radio has an LAN port.  Here's my question.  How do I hook up the radio with just his wired Ethernet cable?  What do I need to purchase s he can get this hooked up?

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Re: Internet Radio Connection

First question is why can't he use a router in his dorm room? Can he not have a router, or can he not have a wireless router?

 

If he can't use a router in his dorm room, he'll have to get an additional network card, wire that to the box and turn on internet connection sharing (ICS).

 

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Re: Internet Radio Connection

The dorm is probably already splitting out the connection using some sort of internal network. In which case, if there is a plug in the wall, hook it up directly to the internet radio using a standard network cable available at Best Buy (or pretty much anywhere, honestly). Just ask for a network cable when you walk into the store.

 

 


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Re: Internet Radio Connection

Also, I'd advise speaking to the IT department of the school, as they may have specific requirements or settings that we couldn't possibly be aware of.


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