Sharing a wireless internet connection
January 31, 2014 3:23 AM Subscribe
While our ADSL line is down, for an as yet undetermined period of time, we are restricted to using public wifi to get online. Unfortunately the signal is weak enough that we can't connect to it on all devices. How can we share this wifi with all our PCs and phones?
posted by ArmyOfKittens to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
Three PCs (two tower PCs and one laptop, all running Windows 7) and two phones.
One USB wireless receiver which can receive the wifi signal.
A fairly ordinary ADSL wireless router.
What we would like to do:
Share the internet connection of the PC connected to the USB receiver with the rest of the flat, via the wireless router.
I can only connect to the public wifi if the LAN connection to the router is disabled. Enabling it has no obvious effect on the reported connection strength, but web pages will no longer load. Bridging the two networks, which seemed like the obvious option, has the same effect.