How to create a wireless network that uses another wireless network for internet access?
March 18, 2012 11:05 AM Subscribe
Network configuration question: I have a desktop with a wifi card, a wireless router, and an external wireless connection I have access to. I want to connect the desktop to the external wireless connection, then connect the wireless router to the desktop, creating a second wireless network with internet access.
posted by jsturgill to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Existing Wireless Network (E)
Wireless Router (R)
New Wireless Network (N)
D connects to E via wifi.
D connects to R as the gateway directly via an ethernet cable.
N is configured such that connecting to N grants internet access via D & E.
The reason for this madness is that I live too far away from E to access it from everywhere in my portion of the house. I hope to basically extend the range of E by leveraging the fact that my desktop doesn't move, and does get good reception, without having to buy new hardware.
The desktop is running Windows 7. The wireless router R is a DIR-825.