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Can't get Wifi transmitter to work


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#1 IronMaiden051

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:21 PM

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.


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