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Wi fi question?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by incadudeF, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. incadudeF

    incadudeF Thread Starter

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    Is ti possible to turn a wifi receiver into a router????
    Just wanted to know.
     
  2. pehbond

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    i dont think you can. there is not much info to confirm that though
     
  3. JohnWill

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    What make/model "WiFi Receiver", whatever that might be?
     
  4. incadudeF

    incadudeF Thread Starter

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    Dlink receiver. i was not really that serious but just wanted to see if it was possible.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    No one call tell you if it's possible until you tell us what equipment you have. You need to tell us the model number of this DLink device.
     
  6. incadudeF

    incadudeF Thread Starter

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    Model #:dwl-g122
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    That's a wireless adapter designed to receive a signal from an access point or router. JohnWill is the network expert. Maybe he knows if you can install software on the computer this is attached to which would turn the system into a DHCP router.

    Obviously the computer would have to be on all the time for this kind of setup to work.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Now that we know you're talking about a wireless adapter, you can use a wireless adapter to set up an ad-hoc wireless network among two or more computers. If you use Windows' Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share your (broadband, dial-up, etc.) internet connection over the wireless ad-hoc, then, yes, in effect you've created a wireless router.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    I don't know of any drivers for that device to operate it in gateway mode, so I don't think creating a router with it is in the cards. :)
     
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