The wired cable internet connections in this house don’t exist where I want them, though some exist where I don’t need them. This isn’t much of a problem anymore thanks to WiFi and smart devices that connect as though a wire was involved even when it isn’t. I guess we all know a little something about the magic of wireless communications, huh?

But the Cisco telephone I use for a Hamshack Hotline connection needs to be plugged into ethernet with a CAT5 cable. And I want that phone to sit on a desk where there is no such thing available. Enter the WiFi to Internet Adaptor.

I knew such a thing existed though I couldn’t remember what it was called. Thirty-seconds with Google and I was mildly educated about the device and where to acquire one.

The BrosTrend AC1200 WiFi to Ethernet Adapter, 1200Mbps Dual Band Universal Wireless Bridge for Printer, Smart TV, Blu-Ray Player, PlayStation, Xbox, etc, WPS Easy Setup, Connect a Wired Device to Wi-Fi.

It showed up on the doorstep yesterday and took all of a minute to set it up. The internal web server permitted my laptop to join the hotspot network it created. The internal web server in the device then served up a page where I was able to enter my home WiFi name and password. That’s all it took. I plugged the CAT5 cable from my telephone into the device and the phone connected.

My Hamshack Hotline service restored and where I wanted the phone to be located. Handy device. Keep it in mind in case you ever have a need for such a doo-dad.