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wifi and router question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hanako83, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. hanako83

    hanako83 Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2013
    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.
  2. BigTobster


    Feb 26, 2011
    You should be able to achieve this by a wireless repeater.


    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
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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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


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