wifi and router question

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hanako83

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Ok I know the basic setup for normal connection.. INTERNET to ROUTER using [WIFI]<pc1 pc2..
so my question is, my router is in my house. my friend a few houses down can't get net right now so hes using a netgear wg111v3 usb adapter to gain internet thru my wifi. his son's laptop's wifi card can't get my wifi from their house. Is it possible that I can hook up a router with wifi to his netgear usb adapter and set it up so the adapter picks up my wifi signal, passes it to the router and their router can spread the signal thru their house so his son can pick it up? I hope this can be understood. Ill try to do a small diagram. (x1 and x2 just random houses)

my house | r |
router wifi | o | x1
.............. | a |
.............. | d | x2
.............. | .. |
.............. | .. | friends house
.............. | .. | netgear picking up my wifi hooked to router with wifi
.............. ..... Can this be used to repeat the signal so sons laptop can get it?


anyway, again, hope this is understood. i don't see why it woulnd't work but then again networking isn't my forte. any questions/comments, ill answer as best i can. thanks for any help.
 
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You should be able to achieve this by a wireless repeater.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Wire...xtender/dp/B000IE8STS/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

It does depend on the range from your current router and where you place the repeater though.

It is also possible to configure some routers to be repeaters - albeit slightly more tricky than just buying a repeater. Again, it does depend on signal strength etc. The repeating has to come from a router - not from a receiving card.

If you log onto your friends router, there might be a "Repeater Mode" or something similar. Alternatively, give it a google to see if someone has found a way to do it.

Search for example:

Belkin WG2400 convert to repeater

Hope that helps
 

etaf

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we cannot help with this situation, as most ISP will not allow you to share with another premise

please see our rules here closing post

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.
 
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