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Connecting my network to the neighbors with Wifi?...

by MrKassner / September 29, 2009 4:51 AM PDT

Long story short I had ClearWire Wireless but they canceled my contract due to excessive bandwidth usage so I was left without internet, but I had remembered the day I moved into this house a few years ago my neighbors said I was more then welcome to use their WiFi if I ever needed it. So I got on my laptop and from my bed (the farthest point away from my neighbors house) I can get 3 to 4bars. I used bridge connections then plugged an Ethernet cord from my laptop to my desktop and am now using the laptop basically as a big WiFi card. The only problem is I don't like the idea of leaving my laptop running 24/7 to just be used as an over-sized WiFi card and I still need internet for my PS3, plus internet for any friends that come over, but I don't want everyone connecting to their network because their computer "alerts" them whenever someone connects to their Wifi.

So I was wondering if I could buy one of those WiFi-to-Ethernet adapters like this one here ( and plug it into my router so it can basically transfer my neighbors internet to my router?

My router:

Note: Yes I have talked this all over with my neighbor so he knows everything I will be doing and knows my high bandwidth requirements (torrents and online back-ups mainly).

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