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usb wifi antenna to router???

Hi, I live near my parents and use a usb wifi antenna that plugs into my laptop to get onto the internet. (I cant see their signal without it) is there any way to hook the antenna into a router so that we can use other devices like kindle and phones to wirelessly access the internet in our home?
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    No you can't do that, but there are other options.

    How far away do they live, and do you have line of sight (no houses or trees in the way)?
  2. Hi, looking for something similar for my motorhome, I consider buying an Alfa R36 11n 3G USB Router (link)
  3. PieterW said:
    Hi, looking for something similar for my motorhome, I consider buying an Alfa R36 11n 3G USB Router (link)


    An extender at the point where the signal is weak won't help. How far is the motor home from the wireless radio Internet source? Also, is the motor home metal -- if so that is an added issue, as it will significantly attenuate EM signals including wireless Internet.
  4. I know its kinda old, but there is a way you can do it. Get Alfa R36 router and alfa awus036h and voila your problem is solved! You can share your wifi access an everything etc.
  5. Look into getting a range extender. Install it at some point between your parent's router and your home, and it will boost the signal for you

    http://www.newegg.com/Wireless-Range-Extender-Media-Bridge/SubCategory/ID-2948?Tid=17195&cm_sp=CAT-Wireless-Networking_3-_-VisNav-_-RangeExtenders

    That or purchase a more powerful router for your parents, or relocate their router closer to you if possible.
  6. bigdaddycool99 said:
    I know its kinda old, but there is a way you can do it. Get Alfa R36 router and alfa awus036h and voila your problem is solved! You can share your wifi access an everything etc.


    Old thread with a recommendation for a even older completely obsolete device. There is no reason to even think about using a 802.11g device. There are much newer devices designed to solve this issue (ie outdoor bridge) running 802.11n or even 802.11ac for less money than you can buy that old card for.
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