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20-Jan-2012, 07:02 PM #1
How do I connect my desktop to the wireless internet WiFi hotspot?
1st. I have a desktop and nearby there is wireless internet WiFi hotspot. Please I would like to know how can I connect it to the wireless internet WiFi? I am thinking of buying this: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/802-11n...-adapter-53538

Apart from that adapter do I need something else?

2nd. Where the desktop is, I have no reception. I mean because my cellphone has no reception when it is in the same place where the desktop is. But when I put my cellphone in the window around 12 feet away, there is reception. So I am wondering if I can make a 12 feet long USB cable from the desktop to the window and with the Wifi/WLAN Wireless Network USB Adapter in the window.

Any suggestions and help?

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20-Jan-2012, 07:35 PM #2
To whom does the Wi-Fi hotspot belong? For whom is it intended?
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20-Jan-2012, 09:40 PM #4
Thank you.

That adapter may work. How strong is the signal at the window? Something like this has a better chance. I don't know anything about that adapter, but my point is that it has an external antenna (much better) and it is removable so that you can replace it with a better one if necessary.

I don't know about using a 12 foot USB extension cable. It may degrade the signal too much.
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21-Jan-2012, 04:01 AM #5
What about a powered USB extension cable?
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Ok I found these adapters with external antenna:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-54m...%20full%20view

And this:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/high-po...k-dongle-35405

Pew446, what do you mean powered USB extension cable?

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