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plug wifi router into lan port to share internet

plug wifi router into lan port to share internet

     
2:33 am on Nov 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Ok, so my PC has a strong wifi receiver, however my ipad is not strong enough to pick up the signal.

Im wondering if I can use the internet connection on my pc to feed to a wireless router, which would then feed internet to my ipad.

My pc is connected to wifi and has a lan port. Can i plug an ethernet cable into it and into a wireless router and share the connection?
3:14 am on Nov 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yes, usually. You will need to bridge the connections (software level) on your PC.
4:01 am on Nov 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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or you could create wifi reflectors to push more signal where it is needed.

using a PC as a bridge is never a good idea.

or if all else fails get a repeater.
6:49 am on Nov 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Why can't you feed the Internet connection to the WiFi router then broadcast the signal through your home/office? For example, a cable or satellite connection goes to the cable modem/satellite modem and then you connect the cable modem/satellite modem to a WiFi router, which can then connect computers to the Internet via an Ethernet or WiFi connection. If the signal can't reach certain areas because of distance or physical barriers then you can employ repeaters, as has been suggested.
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The modem and wifi router are located in a different building, I've got a repeater already in between. The desktop pc is able to pick up a strong signal which I'd like to recycle to the building it's in.

Can the pc redistribute the Internet to another wifi router? Or can I use a 2nd repeater?

Wi if router -> repeater 1 -> repeater 2 -> iPad ?
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It may be cheaper to upgrade the wifi router to something more powerful, or reposition it. But your original plan will work, just be slow/fiddly.
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The wifi router is brand new, very strong and powerful
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Does all PC widi hardware support bridging? I remember not being able to set up an ad-hoc network because of a lack of hardware support.

I have a similar problem so I intend to try J_Rad's suggestion and see what a reflector does: its cheap and simple, so its seems the best thing to try first.