My wife uses an old computer which doesn't really like having an Internet connection via a USB wireless adapter. I've tried several, and none have been satisfactory. The connection gets dropped frequently, which is frustrating for her. A wireless card also had the same trouble. Repositioning the computer made no difference. (Two nearby laptops connect just fine and stay up, so it isn't the router.)
However, the computer always worked well when I had an Ethernet cable connected to it.
I know there is a box which will connect to my wireless network and provide an Ethernet cable connection. But the terminology used is so complex, I can't tell what I really need.
In case that wasn't clear, here it is in different words:
What I need is just the opposite of a wireless router. My wireless router takes my cable modem's Ethernet connection and makes it available to wireless clients. What I want is a box which is a wireless client and provides an Ethernet cable connection that I can connect to any device.
I need to know the right name for a box with such capabilities.
I'm running a wireless-G network with a Linksys router.