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OK, I got a high speed Net router for the first time.

My question is this: if I use an Ethernet connection to my PS4 from the router, will the router still provide wi-fi to the rest of the house, or it is one or the other?
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Yes, and every other device, such as a Firestick, Ruku on your TV, your wireless printer, Smart Phone, Laptop, etc..., that is in communication range.

You only have to set up the devices so that they can communicate with other. (Password, first connection detection, etc...)

Be sure that you have locked it down with a secured password protection so that someone on the street or a nearby neighbor can't access it.
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Yes, and every other device, such as a Firestick, Ruku on your TV, your wireless printer, Smart Phone, Laptop, etc..., that is in communication range.

You only have to set up the devices so that they can communicate with other. (Password, first connection detection, etc...)

Be sure that you have locked it down with a secured password protection so that someone on the street or a nearby neighbor can't access it.
It's amazing how many people use their router unsecured. There are apps that allow scanning for unsecured routers in range so that people can steal bandwidth so that is good advice
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OK, I got a high speed Net router for the first time.

My question is this: if I use an Ethernet connection to my PS4 from the router, will the router still provide wi-fi to the rest of the house, or it is one or the other?
Does it have WiFi enabled? Generally it's a little stick Ariel on the back? If it does yes. Your network password is generally on a card/plaque on the bottom of the router.
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My nearest neighnor is a mile away, but the network is password protected.
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Be sure that you have locked it down with a secured password protection so that someone on the street or a nearby neighbor can't access it.
Unlike two of my neighbors who I can get onto their Wi Fi through their PlayStations any time I want...
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The Router provides both the wired and wireless traffic at the same time.
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My nearest neighnor is a mile away, but the network is password protected.
You changed the default? Dunno if this is a common issue anymore, but half a decade go the ready go passwords could be easily generated by some tool for several providers(I was a bit poorer and traveling then, easy internet).
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Does it have WiFi enabled? Generally it's a little stick Ariel on the back?
My netgear router has no externally visible aerial but still picks up wi fi as do most(all) routers so if you can't see an aerial it doesn't mean that it isn't wi fi enabled. However different routers will have different strength wi fi and if you live in a very large house or one that has some walls or floors of a particular material that blocks radio waves the signal may not reach all devices. This can be fixed by using repeater/booster stations that plug into the mains system of your house. As one who can remember accessing the Internet, long before the World Wide Web was invented, via a modem the size of a filing cabinet it's all rather amazing

BTW the problem of band width theft is probably not a neighbour. In the UK at least some people who want to use the Internet to download illicit material (child pornography, terrorist manuals etc) have cottoned on to the fact that doing this from their own network can leave traces at the ISP level and so will find an unsecured router and use some one else's, even if that requires parking within range to do the download.
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I currently show 10 routers I can latch onto, 8 are secured and I'd need a password, 2 are not and I can get on those whenever I want.
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Our local Walton Family enrichment center has free wi fi, that's unsecured. I can plug in my wi fi antenna and just barely pick up an unsecured signal. I assume it's them. Unfortunately the signal is so weak it's unusable. If I lived about 3 or 4 blocks to the east, which would be on the other side of a hill, the signal would probably come in well enough to use. I would have free internet for life.
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I currently show 10 routers I can latch onto, 8 are secured and I'd need a password, 2 are not and I can get on those whenever I want.
I run an "Open" channel too... and learn the most interesting things about people when they connect to my network.

Risky connecting to an unknown network.
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I run an "Open" channel too... and learn the most interesting things about people when they connect to my network.

Risky connecting to an unknown network.
Risky for the person providing that open network. (child porn downloading and uploading, terrorist site surfing, anarchist sites, etc...)
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Risky for the person providing that open network. (child porn downloading and uploading, terrorist site surfing, anarchist sites, etc...)
Yes - see my post #9
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Yes - see my post #9
The kicker is that it's your network, and you are legally responsible for any criminal activity.
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