"LouB" <Lou@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
>I am now working part time as an installer of CaptionCall video phones for
>the hard of hearing. https://www.captioncall.com/captioncall/
> A very neat device for older folks!
> Often the phones are hard wired to a router near a computer, BUT, just as
> often the client wants the phone in another room so a wireless router is
> needed. The catch is that the client often owns a wireless router with
> some kind of encryption. The phone firmware will find the router and lets
> me pick the connection method and encryption method, BUT(second, very big
> but), I have to manually enter the WEP (or equivalent) code and very often
> the client has no real clue what it is.
> Yes, I look on the bottom of the router and sometimes there is an accurate
> code, but many times that has been changed. I know I can often query the
> router via a browser using 192.168.1.1 but that does not always work and
> even if it does I do not like to mess with client equipment (what if I
> accidentally change something). Furthermore sometimes the codes are
> hidden. SO...
> Is there a program or easy method to get the code info from wireless
> routers? Program needs to be USB stick portable. Could be from the
> "cloud" if it is from a legit place.
> Links?? Experience(s).
> I, obviously, am not very experienced with this particular aspect of the
not sure why you would want care/about the codes... it's basically a voip
phone and screen working off a specific ip addy... as a suggestion, i use
powerline networking and have network injected from my wap/router onto the
home ac powerlne, and wherever i want a wired network connection, just plug
the other unit in, connect a hardwire/rj45 cable, and bingo... network
anywhere in the house instantly
not necessarily the best/cheapest powerline networking out there, but
website has some good info... http://www.netgear.com/home/products...line-and-coax/
left side, under simple connections....
NETGEAR Powerline products for Simple Connections extends Internet access to
any existing power outlet.
point is the phone works off wireless *OR* wired ethernet
(from tech specs connection requirements)
RJ-11 analog telephone jack
Broadband Internet connection (RJ-45 wired Ethernet or 802.11 B/G/N wireless
120V AC power
point is think wired instead of wireless, and it/phone needs ac power, so
will be somewhere near an ac outlet, so why not get both power aand wsired
ethernet from the ac plug?
you can even get starter kits on amazon (two units needed, one at each end)