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connect a tablet to the internet without a wifi network?


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#1 MoriGirl

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

I am hoping to buy my Mum a tablet for Christmas (her first ever computer), however, we live in an old house with thick walls which makes a wireless connection hard. Consequently we are stuck using Ethernet connections via a Netgear network, which sends the internet connection through our mains electric wiring. However, as tablets are not known for their Ethernet connectivity such means will obviously not be possible in this case.

 

I thought I heard a while ago that there was some kind of adaptor that could be used to set up a localised wifi hub in a room, but I’m not sure if this is true, or if such a thing exists, what it might be called?

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks very much :).



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#2 smax013

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:02 PM

If you are using a Powerline system for your network, then you could use a Powerline to WiFi access point device.  Here is an example:

 

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-XWNB5201-Powerline-500Mbps-Access/dp/B009WG6K66/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387234836&sr=8-1&keywords=powerline+wifi






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