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Old 04-27-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Ok so Im in the military and in our barracks there is a crappy wifi connection that you have to pay to use which is fine. I just moved into a new barracks and it'll be monday before I can get my real internet connection changed to this building. So my question is I have a wireless/wired linksys wrt54g v8.2 router. How can I get this router to recieve the wifi signal in the barracks? My laptop has an internal wireless card and I HAD a wireless usb adapter but it got lost in the move. The endstate I would like to achieve is having 1 ethernet cable hooked up to my router and be able to access wireless signals using my router, like the wifi that my laptop is on. I have windows 7 ultimate on my desktop that I would like this to work with.
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If there is a wifi signal already in the building then you don't need a router, just connect your laptop to the signal.
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Look into whether your router is supported by www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router. You could use DD-WRT as the firmware for your router and configure it as a repeater Linking Routers - DD-WRT Wiki
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Awesome the repeater thing worked! On my desktop as we speak woot Thank you very much
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Glad it worked for you.

Where is Camp Casey? I spent 13 months at Camp Huston, Korea 1972-1973.
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Casey is in Area 1 north of Yongsan. Last Camp before Camp Warrior up at DMZ. I was 1-72 Armor Battalion as a Forward observer/
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i as an FO for 3 years in Texas, was never deployed, but loved the training and learned a great deal =)
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