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Neighborhood hotspot to router?

by tdj187 / March 15, 2008 4:15 AM PDT

I have a neighborhood hotspot but it can only be accessed from a garage that is about 500ft from my house.

Now, the garage to the house is wired with cat 5 that I currently use to send internet and networking to that garage(internet via charter sb4101 modem connected to belkin 4port wired/wireless router).

Is there a way to pull in wifi from the garage (only place hotspot is available) and route it back to the house?

I was thinking I could pull the wifi in from the garage via usb wifi card in that computer and then send the internet from the garage back to the house via the wire connection.

I would then plug the cable from the garage into the internet/wan port on my router and broadcast the signal to the 3 wireless computers in my house.

I wish someone made a router that could pull in a wifi signal and then route it wired to the entire premises.

I drew a very crude picture of what i am talking about at

I basically need the wifi hotspot to get picked up and transfered 500' via wired cat5 to a wireless router that will broadcast to the entire house.

Any help is greatly appreciated as I am very confused.

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Just what I used to do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 6:20 AM PDT

This is not an offer to explain it in depth.

-> Look at the Netgear WGPS606NA Mine cost me 29 bucks.


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by tdj187 / March 15, 2008 7:43 AM PDT

I just looked up the specs on it and a little un-clean on how this will help me.

Can this take in wifi hotspot signals?

I need something to get the hotspot signal and basically send it to my network, no modem involved as I want to stop paying for service.

I really appreciate the help you have given.

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(NT) Yes, that's what it does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 8:13 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

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