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How can I use my W8 pc as also a wireless router/access point?

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Last response: in Windows 8
March 13, 2014 10:07:55 PM

Can i have my desktop pc connected to a modem/router via an Ethernet cable, then use that pc to also output a wifi signal to allow wireless devices to connect to the home network? Basically, instead of connecting a router to the primary router, can I use my hardwired pc as that "secondary router" or "access point" for wireless devices? I want to be able to still use the pc and Internet on the computer normally. I want the wireless devices, like an iPod touch, to be able to normally connect to the home network (LAN) as specified in this question. Will I need one of those little USB wireless adapters to connect to the pc to let out the wifi signal? So is this all possible? Again, basically wanting to use my hardwired Windows 8 pc to act as a wireless access point to allow wireless devices to normaly connect to my home network, all while being able to use my pc and use the internet on it and connected devices like normal. How can this be done, if it can? What will I need? Will I need to configure the primary router or anything? Just how can this be done? Please help!

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March 13, 2014 10:19:35 PM

Its possible but its a pain and doesn't always work if you are using windows. You would be better off just using the router's wifi
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