Hi. Before I begin, let me say that I have never been good with the technical side of computers. Ever. So I'm going to explain this as best I can in layman's terms, so I apologize ahead of time if I leave out an important detail that might help in answering my question.
With that said, I recently bought a USB receiver and transmitter for my laptop. We don't have an internet signal at home, no router or modem or anything, so we use a free public signal. The problem is that the signal is weak. I can't connect to the internet on my computer without the use of a network adapter. And I can't get online at all with devices like my tablet and 3DS, not unless I have them resting against the window. So what I'm hoping to do is use this USB transmitter as a Wifi hotspot from my laptop to my tablet and 3DS. The device seems to work fine as a receiver. But for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to get it to transmit the signal. I figured out how to switch it from a receiver to a transmitter, and my other devices recognize the signal it's putting out. But they absolutely refuse to connect to it, no matter what I do. I've been messing around with the Internet Connection Sharing settings, but nothing there seems to be fixing the problem. So my question is, how do I fix it so my other devices can connect to the signal? Any advice is greatly appreciated. But again, please keep in mind that I am not good with the technical terminology of computers.
Also, I am using the Windows 10 operating system, which is why I'm posting this here. Sorry if it's the wrong category. It was the closest I could find.
[Moved to Networking: britechguy]
Edited by britechguy, 02 June 2017 - 06:36 PM.