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can a wireless router act as a network adapter instead?


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#1 ryan_w_quick

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:30 PM

I am needing to connect a PC wirelessly to my home network.

We are using one of the sbc global dsl modems with a built in wireless router.

I have a Dlink or Belkin wireless router that is not in use (cant remember the brand right now, and i dont have it in front of me)

i was wandering, is there any way that I can set up my wireless router to function as a wireless adapter normally would?

Any help with this would be great and thank you very much.

PS. I set up the wireless home network in my home right now. I'm familiar with getting the wireless components to work correctly when they are used as intended, I'm just not sure how I would need to go about setting up my old router in this way.

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

Interesting but I don't think it would work. You could look for a 3rd party firmware that would allow you to connect. I dunno where you live, but for $13 or less why not get one of these? And that is just an example. They see them all day at most places that sell computer crap, Wally World, Worst Buy, The SHACK! lol

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