Where I live has free wifi. Unfortunately, my desktop does not. I have a belkin wireless router. I have a laptop running windows 8.1. My desktop is Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. (It was 64 bit until I wiped the drive and installed 32 because my 64 disc is missing. I wiped it because the wifi usb caused dns server errors and it was my last resort to get my desktop connected to the internet. Didn't work, now I'm stuck with 32-bit.) I have tried two usb wifi adapters and one wifi card. None of them worked.
Without access to the router supplying the wifi signal, how can I connect the belkin router to the wifi signal and use a cat 5 cable to access the internet?
Or, is there a way to connect my desktop to my laptop and use it as a means to connect to the internet. (Laptop is missing the software I use for life's missions.)
My desktop is a custom-made, but has windows 7 home premium 32-bit. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite with no dvd/cd drive running Windows 8.1 with Bing (whatever that means) 64-bit.
I really need to get on the internet with the desktop.