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The complex I live in has a wireless network providing internet service to the whole complex. Trouble is, it only allows one device connected to it per apartment. To connect to it from a computer, you have to enter a code via your web browser before you can access the internet, then that device is registered on their system as your one authorized device.

I'd like to set up a wireless network in my apartment that:

  • draws its access to the internet from the complex-wide wireless network
  • is WPA-protected and firewall-protected, independently of any security that the complex's network offers between it and the outside world

Here's how it looks now:

how it is now

And here's how I want it to be:

how I want it to be

If it's important, I currently have a brand new Linksys N600 router available.

(And this isn't some way to try and cheat the complex's network rules; the manager actually suggested I set up my own local network, she just didn't know how one would do that.)

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Travel routers are often explicitly designed for this: – BrianAdkins Mar 19 '14 at 1:10
Most router are like this. It's the same reason you can plug a router into a modem – Ramhound Mar 19 '14 at 1:11
@ramhound : yes, but he wants wifi on both the WAN and LAN sides – BrianAdkins Mar 19 '14 at 1:12
You can also get a "wireless bridge". Basically a device that converts your apt's wifi connection into a wired one... Then your existing router can use that wired ethernet connection just as it would a connection coming from a cable modem. – BrianAdkins Mar 19 '14 at 1:29
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You need to purchase a router than offers both wireless (Wifi) WAN & LAN simultaneously. My favourite brand is TP-Link, affordable and reliable with a 3 year warranty.

Something like this would be suitable:

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