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Own wireless

by japanjapan88 / August 22, 2011 4:06 PM PDT

Hello everyone.
I don't know much about internet/wireless setups, so I would really appreciate any help with my issue.
I recently moved to Japan where my internet provider (Yahoo BB ADSL
through Softbank) makes me pay around $15(USD) extra a month for the
privilege of having a wireless connection.
The router they set my connection up with is not wireless, so they
basically have me rent a wireless card (I'm not sure if that is the
term) which connects into the router from them.
I don't know what the card is called or if I can purchase one myself so I
can save the $15 extra a month. Is there something else (maybe a USB
thing) I can connect to the router to have a wireless signal?
If I buy my own wireless router could I replace theirs with it and still have my internet work?
Sorry for my ignorance, and thank you for any help.

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I am guessing the $15 is for wi-fi service and...
by ahtoi / August 23, 2011 12:46 AM PDT
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not just for internet access. The $15 is not for the card alone but for card and wi-fi service. Are you able to access the internet through hardwire connection for no extra charge?

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Wifi service?
by japanjapan88 / August 24, 2011 8:21 AM PDT

If I don't pay the $15 extra I have to connect to the modem with via an ethernet cable to get internet. Isn't wifi service just being able to use the internet wirelessly?

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I'm going with no but offer an alternative.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2011 5:26 AM PDT
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Replacing their ADSL Modem router seems to be too hard on owners. But I have used ROUTERS AS A WAP when I needed to add wifi.

Google this -> How to use a router as a WAP?

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Extra router
by japanjapan88 / August 24, 2011 8:22 AM PDT

SO I would need to connect a wireless router to my existing router?

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Those words on google
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2011 8:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Extra router

Should have answered that. It's a common setup. If that's not what you wanted to do, just add more details about what your goal was.

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by japanjapan88 / August 24, 2011 6:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Those words on google

thanks for your help

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