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Can I Use My Old D-link Wireless Router As A Wifi Card?


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#1 JamieH

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:09 PM

I have an old D-Link router (DI-624), can I use it as a wireless card? I am short on money and don't want to buy a PCI one.
I have Windows XP Pro SP2, and the CD that the router came with.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:48 PM

Could you give some more information please? Do you have a NIC card in your computer? Or are you asking if you can use a router in place of a wireless adapter? Your computer must have a wireless adapter or a wired NIC card.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:26 PM

Could you give some more information please? Do you have a NIC card in your computer? Or are you asking if you can use a router in place of a wireless adapter? Your computer must have a wireless adapter or a wired NIC card.


I have a network card installed (A PCI card with an Ethernet port). The make is D-Link also

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:32 PM

Ok, but you want to be wireless? If so you will have to get a wireless card or a usb wireless device to connect wireless with your D-link router.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 09:40 PM

Hi JamieH. You want to use the router as a "Wireless Access Point".

Here's some background info that you should know:

Wireless Router vs Wireless Access Point

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This DI-624 article is not for the faint-hearted:

Using a D-Link DI-624 wireles router as only a wireless access point
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I happen to have this exact model - came "free" with Verizon FIOS service. Works flawlessly - it's a version "C3".

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Edited by WinCrazy, 14 September 2007 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:04 PM

I Don't have a wireless card, only a wired ethernet card, I have TWO wireless routers, I am using ONE as a router, as it was meant to be, and I wanted to know if I could mod the hardware/firmware of the spare D-Link router to use it as something to RECEIVE wireless signals, just like a wireless PCI card would.

In short, I want to turn THIS to THIS.




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