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Setting up a router as a wireless receiver

by kenbowman / April 7, 2009 7:57 PM PDT

Hi everyone!
Here's my question, I just bought a new desktop so now I have two desktops in my house. However, I still want to connect my old PC to the internet. I also happen to have two routers (I bought two just in case...) and I don't want to spend money buying a wireless adapter for my old desktop. So if anyone know how to turn a router into a wireless receiver please tell me! Thanks in advance!

My modems/routers (both of them) are NetComm NB6Plus4W ADSL2, firmware version 3.29u. My old computer uses XP and my new computer uses Vista.

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Just use a wired connection ...
by Kees Bakker / April 7, 2009 8:00 PM PDT

between router and old desktop. Any wireless router I know (but I didn't check yours) offers wired connection also.


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Desktops in two different places
by kenbowman / April 7, 2009 8:18 PM PDT

Thanks for the quick response! Well, I know that I can wire my old desktop to my router but I'm not putting my desktops in the same place. My old desktop is in my brother's room (before that, we just used the same computer) and the new one is in my room. I am looking for a way to connect my old desktop to internet wirelessly and I don't currently have the sufficient wire length. I found somewhere that you could use a repeater to connect a desktop to the internet. If you know anything about it, please tell me. I think that my router has a repeater mode but I haven't tried that yet.

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Choose from ...
by Kees Bakker / April 7, 2009 8:29 PM PDT

1. Wired coonection.
2. Wireless PCI-card or USB-receiver.
It's impossible to use the router as a receiver, I'm afraid.

Your choice here.


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by kenbowman / April 7, 2009 8:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Choose from ...

I think i'm just going to get an USB-receiver. I've already spent quite a bit of time on this... Should've thought about getting it before buying the desktop. Thanks for the response Kees. Cheers.

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by FabricatedJ / January 13, 2010 8:58 AM PST
In reply to: Then...

Just to let you know, you can turn your wireless router into a wireless receiver using a program call tomato as long as your router is on the list. I know this is an old post, but hate when bad info is given so thought I would at least end this thread/post with the truth.


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