I found a Vonets Mini300
WIFI network device that cost about $15 US for wired or wireless networks.
All of the default information is on the bottom of the unit when Reset so you cannot forget.
It automatically detects the proper network mode, wired or WIFI so no switch:
There is a reset button to the left side of the micro USB power port. The wired network port also allows a wired connection from WIFI to a device
as well as creating WIFI from a wired network! It also automatically does that. The blue flashing LED indicates WIFI nearby!
Connect to the Vonets network on a computer and go to HTTP://vonets.cfg
" target="_blank to set the repeater.
Sign in using admin and admin and find your local WIFI in hot spot list. Highlight your local WIFI network and click Next. NOTE: Vonets WIFI networks created will NOT show up in this list!
Use your local WIFI network password, not 12345678 to set it up to connect to it in the configuration page.
You could also rename the SSID to whatever you want as long as it is not already a listed network nearby. Apply the settings and Restart!
Not sure about the above statement as I found that I had to use my WIFI password to get onto the Vonets network clone also! I managed to go back in and change the password to something else, but it got confusing at times!
After configuring WIFI to WIFI successfully, the WIFI name and password of the Vonets device are not the same as the source hotspot's parameters! The Vonets SSID name and network password will remain 12345678 when signing onto the new network unless they have been specifically changed previously.
After connecting the page may look like this and could cause problems even connecting and changing anything when WIFI to WIFI.
I've found that it is easier to connect the device to a wired router and change SSID names and pass phrases there then Restart!
The network list calls the new network your old network name plus _DC or something similar:
Connecting the Vonets directly to the router creates a public WIFI network called Vonets_1815DC or something similar:
Luckily the Verizon FIOS router has some USB ports for power. The blue LED indicates WIFI and the green indicates a wired network connection.
The network list calls it Vonets_1815DC and once connected, you can go to the HTTP://vonets.cfg
" target="_blank page to change the Administrator or SSID password:
This network is separate from your existing WIFI so it does not need that password, just 12345678 as the default.
With a wired connection to the Vonets you never lose the configuration site, and can change most security settings:1) The Repeater SSID name can be changed from Vonets_1815DC to anything with Apply.
Don't change the other stuff!2) The WIFI Security tab allows a new Pass Phrase to be used instead of 12345678:
Don't change the other stuff!
This setting was not available in the wireless set up after I entered my network password instead of 12345678... use a wired connection to change defaults3) After the SSID name and/or password are changed, you must reboot the device! Otherwise they will be saved, but never changed:
This may take a few minutes before the network name and/or password change. You could set up new passwords and network names with a wired connection before going to your wireless network too.You can also change the web page Aministrator password in System Setting/Login Settings tab:
Not sure if you need a reboot for that, but avoid the web page on more than one device as it may be blocked!
Network speed is 150MBS on my Windows 7 and 54 MBS on my XP laptop: Press the Reset button for 5 seconds to reset SSID passwords and ID's to factory settings
NEXT I will be attempting to create another WIFI network with a wired Belkin WIFI router that only cost $17.