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Is it possible to use wifi range extender/access pt as wireless LAN adaptor?


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#1 m33

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:39 PM

Hi,

I have recently changed internet providers and need to connect my desktop (HP Pavilion 66380a) to my new wireless internet router.

I have previously connected it via ethernet directly into the old router. It does not have internet wireless connection capabilities.

I have read that I can purchase a wireless LAN adaptor USB to enable it to connect wirelessly.

However, I already possess a Netgear wifi range extender EX100.

My question is this:

Is it possible for me to use the netgear range extender as some kind of intermediary between my desktop and the wireless router to create connection?

I have tried connecting the desktop to the extender via ethernet cable and pressing WPS on both modem and extender to connect but to no result.

 

Please help! 



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#2 packetanalyzer

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 11:55 PM

Hi m33,

 

In order to do what you are describing you would need a device that supports wireless bridging. The Netgear WiFi range extender supports access point and extender modes, but I do not see that it supports wireless bridging.

 

The easiest solution for you is to buy a USB wireless adapter for your desktop.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

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#3 m33

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:56 AM

Hi packetanalyzer,

Thanks for your help,

m33



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:03 AM

You are welcome.

 

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