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Old 04-18-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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My neighbor told me i could use his connection. So i bought a wireless router and plugged it into my computer. Is it possible to get his connection this way or do i need the wireless card as well?
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your double posting and here is the reply to the last one http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=36049
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Please dont do that again, its considered spam.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:32 PM   #4
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So a wireless router can only send signals to other wireless cards. It cant pick up signals from other wireless routers?
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no, you would be recieving your neighbors wireless connection, it has nothing to do with you have a router, if oyu have a laptop that has built in 802.11 b/g, then you could get his connection if he has a wireless network setup in his house, and if he has some sort of encryption, then you would need to get that from him.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Using others connection with wireless router

Im sorry what i said was confusing. I dont have a wireless card in my computer. I just have me wireless router hooked up to it. I bought it thinking apparently i would be able to get my neighbors connection. If not ill just buy a card and set up my own wireless connection. I have my cable downstairs but i dont want to spend the time running the wires through the wall to get it on my computer upstairs.
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lol a router is made to be hooked up to an internet connection. not directly to a computer, unless you are using the computer as a gateway of sort.


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you cannot hook up a wireless router to your computer and get a wireless internet connection.. see below.

~~~internet~~~~>home router>computer(wired or wireless)
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:46 PM   #8
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I also have another question that is somewhat related. When i was installing the wireless router upstairs it asked me to plug it in to my computer. I thought the point to wireless routers was so that you wouldnt have to hook it up to your computer.
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with a router, you have the option of plugging into it via cat5/6 or using wireless if you have the capability to. look at the picture below, it might help you understand.



thats a general setup of how it works
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
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Alright well since i screwed everything up already i might as well just make my own. What reccondmendation would you make on a wireless card. This is the router i got CLICK HERE
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