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USB adapter to router? Possible?

by junkfoodaddiction / January 22, 2013 1:31 AM PST

Hello,

My university offers internet packages and they are in my budget so I am stuck. I wish my part of the world had $60 cable internet but anyway. I am in range of the university's signal but only if I sit outside. My current set up is a USB network adapter (with an antenna) clipped on my window and then a long USB cable to plug into my laptop. The cable works fine because it's long enough to not restrict where I use my laptop. However I would love to use my other devices on WiFi. Is it possible to buy a device that allows me to repeat this signal from the adapter? Or buy a router with antennas that I would be able to set up even though I don't have access to the university's hardware?

I have tried Connectify to broadcast the signal from my laptop but the speed is just awful. I think a device would be better.

This is the adapter I use:
http://www.amazon.com/BearExtender-PC-Booster-Transmitter-Upgradable/dp/B006K5LBA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358875557&sr=1-1

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Did you try Virtual Router?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 1:34 AM PST

As to those other things, I've never had to use them.

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PS. could not find which USB stick that was.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2013 1:47 AM PST

If I wanted to make a WiFi repeater I use a bridge to a WiFi router as a WAP. If I could find a router that can do the bridge then I just need two of those.
Bob

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