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Wall jack or router?

Can the extender be plugged into an wall jack via ethernet cable or must it be plugged into the router?  Our router is in a closet and nowhere near a window.  If it must be in the router, can I skip the GPS connection?  We have an AT&T phone that could be used for 911.

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Re: Wall jack or router?
Sr. Member

I don't think extenders need to be connected DIRECTLY to a router, only have the network connectivity.  If your house has ethernet wiring, it should work.

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
Re: Wall jack or router?
Verizon Employee

TARHEEL_GAL, I rely on my network extender and understand the importance of knowing exactly how to connect the device.  I am here to get you the information you need about the connection.  When it comes to connecting the Network Extender, it must be connected to an available LAN port on a router or modem with always-on Internet access.  You will need to use the GPS of the extender so it can be located to provide you service.  Are you currently having issues setting one up? 


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