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How do I connect my desktop to the wireless internet WiFi hotspot?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by miniman, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. miniman

    miniman Thread Starter

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    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-150mbps-wifi-wlan-wireless-network-usb-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?

    Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    To whom does the Wi-Fi hotspot belong? For whom is it intended?
     
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    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.
     
  5. Pew446

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    What about a powered USB extension cable?
     
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